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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through A Biographical Interpretation.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator tells the reader in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills,” I will tell you plainly that I have a great hope; and I bring it to you to be” what?
(a) Embraced
(b) Remembered
(c) Tested
(d) Digested

2. From whom did Deborah presumably steal the money in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Kirby
(b) Mr. Mitchell
(c) Dr. May
(d) Mr. Wolfe

3. Rebecca Harding Davis was the eldest of how many children in her family?
(a) 5
(b) 4
(c) 3
(d) 2

4. When Hugh decides to keep the money in “Life in the Iron Mills,” he realizes of his watch at the mill, “He need not go, need never go again, thank God! – shaking off the thought with” what?
(a) A shudder of grief
(b) Unmistakable joy
(c) Unspeakable loathing
(d) Critical irony

5. What kind of tobacco does the narrator describe the drunken Irishmen puffing on in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Lucky Strike tobacco
(b) Williamsburg tobacco
(c) Lynchburg tobacco
(d) Skydancer tobacco

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator describes the mill workers in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills” as “laired in by day in dens of drunkenness and” what?

2. What kind of bird does the narrator describe chirping desolately beside her in a cage in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?

3. Where was “Life in the Iron Mills” first published?

4. Where does Deborah hide the money she’s stolen when Hugh falls asleep after they’ve arrived home from the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

5. What is the name of the judge that sentenced Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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