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 Long say Mildred's father has a enough gold to do?

2. What word Yank uses do the men repeat?

3. What does Paddy tell his crew he is never too drunk to do?

4. What drink do the voices say is doped?

5. What does Yank tell his friends to choke off?

Short Essay Questions

1. Decribe the setting in scene eight.

2. How does scene two contrast with scene one?

3. Describe the setting in scene three.

4. What does Yank remember from his childhood?

5. What does Long say about the capitalist class?

6. What is Rodin's The Thinker?

7. Why is Mildred's aunt against the idea of Mildred going down into the engine room?

8. What do Mildred and her aunt discuss?

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

10. What does Yank say he has been doing since his confrontation with the police officer?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the book and helps to express character and theme:

1. Setting

2. Point of view

3. Structure

4. Language

Essay Topic 2

What symbolism does O'Neill uses in the play? Why is symbolism important to the play's meaning? Do the students think there can be too much symbolism in a piece? Do the students think there tends to be more symbolism in theatre than other arts? If so, why?

Essay Topic 3

Identify the main themes of the story. In what way are these themes relevant to the period? How does the author use character and setting to express these themes?

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