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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 Paddy say he wished Yank did to Mildred?

2. What does Yank say is his favorite climate?

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

4. Where does the coal stick to the men?

5. What gives enough light to create shadows?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Long's opinion of what happened to Mildred in the engine room?

2. Why is Yank disappointed he sees the IWW's office?

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

4. Why are the working class resentful of the upperclass in the play?

5. How does Long react when Yank's temper gets the better of him?

6. What is Yank's opinion of the union after they throw him out of the office?

7. What is Rodin's The Thinker?

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

9. What does Rodin's The Thinker represent?

10. Why does Yank get angry when a woman looks at the monkey fur coat in the shop?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

How do the capitalist class oppress the working classes? How have the working classes made life better for themselves over the centuries? In what way was communism a reaction against working class oppression?

Essay Topic 2

What problems do Yank's generation face? How are the problems for Yank's generation different to the problems his father's generation face? Identify and discuss a significant problem facing your generation.

Essay Topic 3

Compare Yank's character to the person he was at the beginning of the book to the he is at the end.

1. What did Yank hope to achieve at the beginning of the book?

2. What events changes Yank's ideas about life?

3. How has Yank's character changed by the end of the book?

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