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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the publisher’s wife whom Rebecca Harding Davis became close friends with?
(a) Margaret Winchield
(b) Annie Adams Fields
(c) Mary Richardson
(d) Anne Elizabeth Browning

2. Doctor May reads Hugh’s sentence to his wife from the newspaper how long after the night when they discussed the sculpture in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) 6 weeks
(b) 2 weeks
(c) 6 months
(d) 1 month

3. Who wrote “A Biographical Interpretation” of Rebecca Harding Davis’s “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Anne Bogart
(b) Tillie Olsen
(c) Deborah Hedwall
(d) Clare Clifton

4. How many hands are employed at the iron mill where Hugh works in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) 2,100
(b) 5,000
(c) 800
(d) 1,200

5. 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) Critical irony
(b) Unmistakable joy
(c) Unspeakable loathing
(d) A shudder of grief

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. The narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Man cannot live by” what?

3. What word used in “Life in the Iron Mills” refers to a side of cured pork?

4. How many years in jail is Deborah sentenced 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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