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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's mood this morning?
2. What are Morgan and his friends planning for this evening?
3. What drops onto the letter Morgan writes to Walls?
4. Where does Morgan accompany Melchett this morning?
5. What does Morgan do on the way to dinner?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Morgan learning about himself as he talks to some of the older men on board the ship?
2. What are Morgan's thoughts about Wallis and how does he spend his morning thinking of her?
3. What is the heated argument Morgan overhears between Andrews and Ismay?
4. Explain the significance of Morgan's memory of a trip to Mt. Vesuvius as he hides and listens to Wallis and Scurra make love.
5. What little addition to his letter to Wallis does Morgan think she will find appealing?
6. What is Morgan's state of mind at the beginning of Chapter 5?
7. What are the circumstances in which Morgan and Wallis meet and have an unexpected encounter?
8. How does Morgan's Sunday morning service compare to that of the steerage passengers?
9. What happens for Morgan who feels that he has at last found his life's work?
10. Describe the scenario as Morgan hides out in Wallis' stateroom as she makes love with Scurra.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Bainbridge is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphor, and irony, and briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.
Essay Topic 2
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF is a work of historical fiction. Compare and contrast the lives of Morgan and his friends with those of people who actually lived during this time period. What similarities do you find? What differences do you see? How closely does the author mirror the real people of the Titanic? What liberties does she take with the fictional Morgan?
Essay Topic 3
Explain the role of the wealthy men in the early-1900s when the men in the story are living their adult lives. What precedents do they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions do they have? What freedoms did they enjoy that 21st century men do not?
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