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 Morgan doing at the beginning of Chapter 2?

2. What do the ship's passengers remark to themselves while boarding?

3. Morgan's manner can be described as ____________.

4. Who is the childhood friend and college roommate Morgan encounters on board ship?

5. It is apparent that the two people will soon be ___________________.

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What had the dying man given to Morgan?

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

4. Who is McKinlay and what is his role?

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

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

7. How does the sensual act serve as foreshadowing?

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

9. How many people are noted in the Prologue?

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

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

Bainbridge uses more than one instance of irony in the book. Cite at least two examples you can identify in the story and note why they are examples of irony.

Essay Topic 3

Create a brief character study of Wallis. What does she look like? What are her positive personality traits? What are some of her negative characteristics? What are her hopes and fears? What motivates her--if anything--at this point in her life?

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