Notes from the Underground Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 118 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

Notes from the Underground Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 118 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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 does the writer admit regarding his poverty?

2. What does the writer say about those in other countries with regard to romanticism?

3. During this time in the writer's life, he states that he is tormented. Why is he tormented?

4. Who sits to the left of the writer at the dinner party?

5. What human condition does the writer state he cannot express?

Short Essay Questions

1. After the writer has finished his speech to Liza, he turns to leave. Before he goes, she gives him a letter to read. Who was the letter from and what did it say?

2. What is Zverkov's attitude toward the writer?

3. Why does the writer think Liza comes to his apartment?

4. The writer seems very indecisive at times. While in the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 1 the writer states that he does not socialize with his co-workers, he later tells the reader that he sometimes tries to make friends with them. Discuss his feelings about this change in attitude toward the co-workers.

5. Describe the characteristics of a romantic, according to the writer.

6. What is Apollon's reaction to the writer when he is asked to go to the tavern for tea and biscuits?

7. The writer describes some office clerks that repulse him. Discuss these characters.

8. When Liza visits the writer at his home, the situation seems rather intense. What does the writer say that people often do in such situations?

9. At the end of Part 2, Chapter 5, the writer is in the room with the prostitute and glances in the mirror. What does he see and how does he feel about it?

10. In Part 2, Chapter 8, the writer is thinking back to the events of the previous day. He begins thinking about when he lit the room and saw Liza. How does he remember her face?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In your opinion, do you think the writer is a "Hero" or a "Coward"? Provide examples to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Qhat point do you consider the climax of this story? Support your answer with significant events leading up to this point.

Essay Topic 3

When the writer wakes up next to Liza, he is disgusted and begins to yell at her. Discuss this tirade. Do you think he is disgusted at Liza because she is a prostitute or at himself? What is the result of the writer's tirade?

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