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 Mellor invite the Duke to?

2. Who joins the Duke on the train?

3. During "From His Grace's Journal to Mr. Hendley's Account" what does the reader learn about what the Duke thinks of himself?

4. What do the locals ask the Duke for on December 19th?

5. Based on the Mr. Hendley's account, what does the Duke have a desire to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is significant about the Duke traveling between January 6-11th?

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

3. What can searching for clues outside of the home help the Duke do?

4. What is significant about the interactions between the Duke and Mr. Hendley?

5. Why doesn't the Duke find out about Snow's death until after the funeral?

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

7. What does the fellowship created on the ice teach the Duke?

8. What reduces the Duke's anxiety while he is in Camera Obscura?

9. Why does the Duke allow people to skate on the ice but protests to going on the ice with them?

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

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

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 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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