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 are the men doing at the beginning of Chapter 7?

2. Where do the men decide to hold the fight?

3. On whose shoulder does the Swede place his hand?

4. What does the Swede ask the bartender?

5. Which of the following does not occur after the accusation of cheating occurs?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the response of the men when the Swede wants them to drink with him?

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

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

4. How do the characters remain in their stereotypical roles during and after the fight?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What does the blue hotel symbolize in the story? Is there a reason Scully chose the color blue? Are there any psychological or cultural reasons for Scully's choice of color? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of the Easterner. 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?

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