The Hairy Ape 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 does Yank say he can breathe and swallow?

2. What animal does the author compare to the Yank's face?

3. What does Long say Mildred's father has a enough gold to do?

4. What are all the men in the fireman's forecastle dressed in?

5. What do the men say Yank has forgotten to do?

Short Essay Questions

1. Descibe the setting in scene two?

2. How do the crowd act when they exit the church?

3. Why does Yank suddenly become angry with Mildred's father?

4. What image does the author say he is trying to set?

5. In what way do Mldred and her aunt depart on bad terms?

6. What happens when the Yank releases the gorilla from its cage?

7. How does the author the compare exploitation of the working classes with Christianity?

8. How does Long remind Yank of his anger towards Mildred?

9. How does Yank react when Mildred leaves the engine room?

10. Where does Yank say is the sailor's home?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Examine capitalism and communism. How did capitalism and communism evolve into important movements? What are the differences between the two schools of thought? Why did capitalism become the dominant system in America?

Essay Topic 2

Who are the IWW and how influential have the IWW been in American society? What are O'Neill's views of the IWW? How does he express his views in the book?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the differences between a play and a book in terms of the following:

1. Language.

2. Character.

3. Structure.

4. Setting.

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