Ironweed Quiz | Eight Week Quiz E

William Kennedy
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapter 5.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Francis say he would like to do to his mother?
(a) Ask her forgiveness.
(b) Talk to her again.
(c) Confess himself to her.
(d) Strangle her bones.

2. What dread does Francis say he associates with sex?
(a) Commitment.
(b) Responsibility.
(c) Love.
(d) Disease.

3. Whose kidnapping did Francis’ son Billy get mixed up in?
(a) Rosskam’s baby.
(b) The Lindbergh baby.
(c) The daughter of a State Senator.
(d) The son of Albany’s political boss.

4. What image does the narrator say Helen presents to the audience at the Gilded Cage?
(a) Age and wisdom.
(b) A monument to human endurance.
(c) Womanly disaster.
(d) A life hard-lived.

5. What does Helen say she was doing while Sandra was dying?
(a) Enjoying herself.
(b) Praying.
(c) Sleeping.
(d) Singing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Francis imagine when Rosskam stops his wagon in Chapter 4?

2. How does the narrator characterize Rosskam?

3. What physical debility does Reverend Chester have?

4. What image does Katrina’s poet have of her?

5. How does Katrina characterize her life?

(see the answer key)

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