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. Why is it hard to tell what is going on with the fight?

2. What does the Swede do repeatedly at the bar?

3. Who falls to the floor and dies?

4. What do all four card players do at once?

5. What does the Swede stare at blankly from the floor?

Short Essay Questions

1. How is another card game decided after supper?

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

3. How does the cowboy's anger exhibit during the fight and what does he yell?

4. What do the stove and the cardboard box represent in Chapter 7?

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

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

7. How can the supper at the hotel be described?

8. How does the cowboy show that he is still agitated by the fight and what is Scully's response toward him?

9. What ensues after the Swede accuses Johnnie of cheating?

10. What is the Swede's fear about the fight initially?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Antagonism takes on an almost human persona in this story. What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.

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