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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Deborah related to Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) She’s his aunt
(b) She’s his daughter
(c) She’s his cousin
(d) She’s his sister

2. Where does Deborah say Hugh was born in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) The mountain crags
(b) The flat prairie
(c) The lane moor
(d) The Derbyshire

3. Rebecca Harding Davis supported her young family by working as an editor for what publication?
(a) The Boston Globe
(b) The Philadelphia Inquirer
(c) The Washington Journal
(d) The New York Times

4. How many years in jail is Deborah sentenced in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) 5
(b) 10
(c) 3
(d) 18

5. The narrator in “Life in the Iron Mills” describes Hugh Wolfe as “A morbid, gloomy man, untaught, unled, left to feed his soul in” what?
(a) Art and beauty based on memories of his youth
(b) Grossness and crime, and hard, grinding labor
(c) Taverns and brothels and wherever sick men live
(d) Poverty and Godliness

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills” refers to the reader as “You, Egoist, or Pantheist, or” what?

2. How many votes does the mill-owner’s son say his father brought to the polls for his candidate last November in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

3. The character called Mitchell in “Life in the Iron Mills” is said to be an amateur what?

4. Rebecca Harding and L. Clarke Davis met where?

5. The narrator states in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills,” “The idiosyncrasy of this town is” what?

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