Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Clyde go to for help?
2. What activity does the religious community frown upon?
3. Who does Gilbert think is responsible for Clyde's Christmas invitation?
4. What does Ratterer order with his wine?
5. Where does Clyde visit to stave off loneliness?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Jephson boost Clyde's courage?
2. In what way does the landscape play an important part in chapter 29, book 1?
3. Why does Clyde befriend Miller Nicholson?
4. What is Clyde's view of his relationship with Roberta?
5. In what way does Clyde's behavior reflect American society?
6. Why does Clyde find it so difficult to provide for his family?
7. Why does Mason ask for a special session of the grand jury?
8. Why does Gilbert not like Clyde?
9. How do the autopsy results change the whole perplexion of the case?
10. Describe how Clyde kills Roberta.
An American Tragedy is written in the third person. Why do you think Dreiser chose to write the story in the third person? How do you think the meaning of the story would of changed if it was written in the first person?
Compare Clyde and Roberta.
1) What is their relationship with their parents?
2) What is their relationship to each other?
3) Do you think they were the perfect match?
The book ends with Clyde being executed. What are your views on capital punishment? Why do you think society has become less tolerant of capital punishment?
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