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. How many patrons are in the saloon?

2. Who remains quiet and observing during the meal?

3. Who does the Swede partner with in the evening card game?

4. Where does Scully go after supper?

5. Why does Johnnie say he can't go on after he is injured the second time?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

6. What is the significance of the debt between the Swede and Scully and the cash register at the end of the story?

7. How do the cowboy and Scully erupt after the Swede leaves the hotel?

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

9. How is another card game decided after supper?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe some of the settings for the story. What is the overall setting? Be sure to include geography, time period and any pertinent popular culture events. Why did Crane choose to use these places in the drama?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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