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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

Choose one of the following and examine it what expresses about 1920s century society.

1. The IWW.

2. Prison..

3. The class system..

Essay Topic 2

Examine the books reception in three different countries including the country the book was written. How do their opinions about the books differ? Was the book more influential in one country than another? If so, why?

Essay Topic 3

Examine the construction of O'Neill's argument.

1. How does he introduce his ideas?

2. How does he construct his ideas to come to logical conclusion?

3. What weaknesses and strengths can you identify in O'Neill's argument?

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