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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. What in particular upsets the Duke about his life?
2. Where does the Duke wish to transport some plates to from the kitchen?
3. In another story told by the housemaid, who does the Duke ask to help him with the dumbwaiter?
4. In "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account," what is the significance of finding the bust?
5. Where does the Duke decide to take a walk to on December 11th?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does the Duke look through old family things?
2. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?
3. Why does just the presence of others reduce the loneliness the Duke feels?
4. Why is the Duke's visit to Reverend Mellor significant?
5. What happens in Pin Hole Cave?
6. What is significant about the Duke traveling between January 6-11th?
7. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?
8. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?
9. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The way in which the Duke dies provides a twist to this story. Discuss your thoughts on the Duke's death. Analyze why the author chose to have the Duke die by an accidental gunshot rather than another way. Also discuss what clues or evidence provided throughout the book may support the likelihood of this situation surrounding the Duke's death.
Essay Topic 2
Explore the theme of mortality in this story, specifically as it is represented by the lifeless tree. Analyze the Duke's feelings about the tree and provide a discussion on the reasons why the Duke is so interested in the lifeless tree.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the significance of the Duke's discussion of going bald? This discussion is directly related to the theme of death. Explore how this discussion fits into this theme and offer suggestions for why the author chose this as one way to represent the theme of death.
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