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 port does Morgan arrive at just in time for breakfast?

2. What does Morgan learn is true when he is strolling on deck after midnight?

3. Who is the subject of the painting Morgan puts in his stateroom?

4. What is Morgan's perspective of the imminent ordeal?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who are Mr. Ismay and Mr. Andrews and what are their roles?

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

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

5. What is the purpose of a prologue?

6. What is Morgan's itinerary and his destination?

7. What act does Morgan find sensual regarding his companion?

8. What does Morgan do at home where he has been staying and why does he feel guilty about it?

9. What is the date of the activity noted in the Prologue?

10. How many people are noted in the Prologue?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

The author uses several instances of foreshadowing in the story. Explain what foreshadowing is and cite at least two examples making sure to explain what makes each an instance of foreshadowing.

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