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. Which of the following does Morgan NOT detect on his adventures below deck?

2. Morgan thinks that his uncle puts greater stock in _________ than in riches.

3. The prologue indicates that there will be more ____________ to come.

4. Which of the following is NOT a passenger on the Titanic?

5. What are the two people doing as the Prologue begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. What can be said about Morgan's personality and motivations?

2. What are the two people about to encounter and what is their state of mind?

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

4. Who is the tall, beautiful woman and what is the source of her distress?

5. What do Morgan and his companions talk about over dinner the first night on board?

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

7. What is observed about the narrator's demeanor from the Prologue?

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

9. How many people are noted in the Prologue?

10. What had the dying man given to Morgan?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Create a brief character study of Scurra. 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 2

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

Essay Topic 3

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

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