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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Life in the Iron Mills.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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) Grossness and crime, and hard, grinding labor
(b) Art and beauty based on memories of his youth
(c) Poverty and Godliness
(d) Taverns and brothels and wherever sick men live

2. What is the name of the judge that sentenced Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Judge Anderson
(b) Judge Carter
(c) Judge Williams
(d) Judge Day

3. What word from “Life in the Iron Mills” means slow, dull, or sluggish?
(a) Trepid
(b) Tainted
(c) Torpid
(d) Torrid

4. How does the narrator describe the weather in the opening of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Arid
(b) Windy
(c) Sunny
(d) Cloudy

5. Of Deborah, the narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Perhaps the weak, flaccid wretch had some stimulant in her pale life to keep her up—some love or hope, it might be, or urgent need. When that stimulant was gone, she would take to” what?
(a) Whiskey
(b) The river
(c) Lacquer
(d) Opium

Short Answer Questions

1. What sentence does Hugh Wolfe receive in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

2. What word from “Life in the Iron Mills” means given or characterized by joking?

3. What Latin phrase, translated as “Hungry and thirsty, his soul faints him” is used in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

4. What night of the week is it that Deborah brings Hugh his dinner at the mill in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?

5. What establishment does the narrator describe across the street when she looks out window in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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