Every Man for Himself Test | Mid-Book 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 is the name of the story's narrator?

2. Which of the following is NOT a topic of conversation at Lady Duff Gordon's dinner party?

3. How many people are included in the Prologue?

4. What is Scurra's prominent physical characteristic?

5. Whose dinner party is Morgan obliged to attend?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Morgan narrate his experience encountering other passengers boarding the Titanic?

2. What is the foreshadowing related to an article written by the journalist, Mr. Stead?

3. Explain the foreshadowing of the coal-blackened stoker and the bagpiper.

4. What is known about Morgan from the Prologue?

5. Describe the ship's docking at Queenstown, Ireland, and what happens there.

6. What is the name of one of the characters from the Prologue?

7. Who is Charlie Melchett and what do he and Morgan do together as Titanic gets underway?

8. What is the purpose of a prologue?

9. How does Morgan first learn that there may be a problem with the operations of the Titanic?

10. What is the nature of the letter Morgan wants to write?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this novel. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.

Essay Topic 2

EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF is a classic story of fear and redemption. What does that classification entail? Why does this story fit into this category?

Essay Topic 3

How does Morgan change over the course of the story? Why does the author make his character so volatile? Is there any significance to his privileged and cultural background? Explain.

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