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Notes from the Underground

Notes from the Underground


by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Notes from the Underground: No Wonder This Stationery is Dusty-evsky Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Notes from the Underground? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. Why does the Underground Man plot against the officer?

Because the officer shot his brother
Just for the heck of it
Because the officer gave him a ticket for parking in the front lobby of a hotel (there was no street parking, and he was not going to pay for a valet)
Because the officer once pushed him out of his way
Q. At what event does the Underground Man insult everyone present?

A birthday party
A going-away party
A graduation party
A New Year’s Eve party
The New York Friars Club Roast of Bobcat Goldthwait
Q. Who is Liza?

A prostitute
The Underground Man’s pet iguana
The Underground Man’s sister
The Underground Man’s next-door neighbor
Q. What happens when Liza and the Underground Man fight?

The Underground Man tries to kill Liza
The Underground Man breaks down in tears
The Underground Man piledrives Liza into the mat
The Underground Man jumps out a first-story window
Q. At the end of the book, what does the Underground Man not want to do anymore?

See Liza
Write from the underground
Breathe dirt