The Blue Hotel Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 meal is served at the beginning of Chapter 5?

2. Where does the Swede go after the fight is over?

3. What is the Swede's demeanor when he prepares to leave the hotel?

4. What remains the constant source of comfort in the story?

5. What does the Swede ask Scully?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do the cowboy and the Easterner anticipate the fight as they stand in the cold?

2. Explain how each of the characters responds in character to the accusation of cheating.

3. What is the irony of the gambler's character?

4. How does the Swede's obnoxious behavior result in his death?

5. Describe the weather the men encounter when they go outside for the fight.

6. Describe the conversation between the Swede and the bartender.

7. How does the author show that Scully has lost all reserves and control of his behavior after the Swede leaves?

8. How does the author use foreshadowing in the behavior of Johnnie and the Swede prior to the card game?

9. How is another card game decided after supper?

10. How does the cowboy antagonize the Swede when he is ready to leave the hotel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the overall setting for the story. Why does Crane use the setting he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?

Essay Topic 2

THE BLUE HOTEL is a classic story of fear and reprisal. What does that classification entail? Why does this story fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

Stephen Crane was an author known for naturalism in his work. Cite at least three examples of naturalism in THE BLUE HOTEL and give reasons for your answers.

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