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

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”?
(a) 500
(b) 700
(c) 300
(d) 250

3. What is the name of the man that goes about town lighting the lamps at dusk in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Mitchell
(b) Mr. Clarke
(c) Joe Hill
(d) Neff Sanders

4. What kind of bird does the narrator describe chirping desolately beside her in a cage in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) A parrot
(b) A sparrow
(c) A canary
(d) A parakeet

5. 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) Remembered
(b) Tested
(c) Embraced
(d) Digested

Short Answer Questions

1. The mill where Hugh works in “Life in the Iron Mills” is described as being by the river and how far below the city-limits?

2. Of the sculpture discovered by the visitors at the iron mill in “Life in the Iron Mills,” the narrator says, “There was not one line of beauty or grace in it: a nude woman’s form, muscular, grown coarse with labor, the powerful limbs instinct with some one poignant” what?

3. The narrator compares the “wild, eager face” of the sculpture in “Life in the Iron Mills” to what?

4. What word does the narrator use to refer to a nickname in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

5. How is Deborah related to Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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