|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the Duke find in one of the stables?
2. What does the Duke find in the attic?
3. Who does the Duke visit at the university in Edinburgh?
4. In "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account," what is the significance of finding the bust?
5. Who does the Duke decide to visit on December 11th?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when the Duke visits Holbeck village?
2. Why does the Duke think his life has been wasted?
3. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?
4. What happens when the Duke allows locals to use his property?
5. What reduces the Duke's anxiety while he is in Camera Obscura?
6. Why does the Duke's staff think he needs an escort while traveling?
7. How does the housemaid's account provide a glimpse into the Duke's personality as a child?
8. What in "From His Grace's Journal to Mrs. Pledger's Account" serves to illustrate the Duke's madness?
9. What is significant about the interactions between the Duke and Mr. Hendley?
10. Why does the Duke add Fowler's bust to his shrine?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
It is clear throughout the story that the Duke led a very isolated life. However, there are indications of townspeople who seemed to like, or at least tolerate, the Duke. Compare and contrast the various relationships the Duke had with the other characters in the story.
Essay Topic 2
It is interesting that the Duke is repulsed by Mr. Snow's appearance. However, the two are very similar. Compare and contrast the Duke and Mr. Snow. Discuss whether the Duke's feelings toward Mr. Snow are warranted.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the idea of security. In particular, the Duke gains a sense of security with the map of his estate. Explore the reasoning behind this feeling and the impact it has on the Duke's desire to live a fuller life during his last days.
This section contains 820 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)