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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. On whose shoulder does the Swede place his hand?
2. What do the men do after the Swede falls to the floor?
3. What is the Swede's demeanor when he prepares to leave the hotel?
4. Who tells the Swede that the Swede has won?
5. How does Scully begin to speak as he gets agitated?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do the characters remain in their stereotypical roles during and after the fight?
2. How does the author use foreshadowing in the behavior of Johnnie and the Swede prior to the card game?
3. How does the cowboy show that he is still agitated by the fight and what is Scully's response toward him?
4. How does the author show that Scully has lost all reserves and control of his behavior after the Swede leaves?
5. Describe the Swede's snide behavior as he leaves the hotel.
6. Explain how each of the characters responds in character to the accusation of cheating.
7. How do the cowboy and the Easterner anticipate the fight as they stand in the cold?
8. What is the significance of the debt between the Swede and Scully and the cash register at the end of the story?
9. Describe the conversation between the Swede and the bartender.
10. What is the Swede's fear about the fight initially?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the significance of the story's title. What did the author mean by calling the book THE BLUE HOTEL? Cite an example to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Create a brief character study of the Swede. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What motivates him--if anything--at this point in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Project into the future ten years and write a brief synopsis for the lives of Scully, Johnnie, the Easterner and the cowboy. Be sure to include emotional states as well as physical characteristics, geographic locations, work, hobbies, socialization, etc.
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