The Underground Man Test | Final Test - Hard

Mick Jackson
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does the Duke decide to take a walk to on December 11th?

2. When might the process of trepanning be used today according to the professor?

3. Who joins the Duke on the train?

4. Who recounts three anecdotes involving the Duke?

5. What does the Duke generally think about man?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the housemaid's account provide a glimpse into the Duke's personality as a child?

2. What does Conner say about the Duke's phantom boy?

3. Why does just the presence of others reduce the loneliness the Duke feels?

4. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?

5. What happens when the Duke allows locals to use his property?

6. What does the Duke learn while traveling with others in his room that is in sharp contrast to the fellowship felt while ice skating a few weeks before?

7. What happens when the Duke visits Holbeck village?

8. What is the recurring dream discussed in the January 28th journal entry?

9. Why is the Duke's visit to Reverend Mellor significant?

10. What is the setting like in Camera Obscura?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Thinking back throughout the story, compare the notion of trepanning with the Duke's experience at Pin Hole cave and The Camera Obscura. Explore this connection and offer an explanation for the Duke performing trepanning on himself based on these previous experiences.

Essay Topic 2

Explore the Duke's reoccurring dream. Discuss the elements of the dream that effect the Duke the most and those elements that shed light on the Duke's life and character.

Essay Topic 3

Throughout the story the Duke has a number of interactions with others. One interaction in particular is the with two young boys he meets on the street. Explore this interaction, discuss the significance of this meeting, including why the Duke chose to engage the boys in conversation, and what the Duke learned from the boys. Also discuss how this interaction serves to move the story forward.

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