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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 mill-owner’s son tells his companions in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “If I had the making of men, these men who do the lowest part of the world’s work should be” what?
(a) Slaves
(b) Machines
(c) Put out of their misery
(d) Robots

2. 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) A shudder of grief
(c) Unspeakable loathing
(d) Unmistakable joy

3. What is the name of the jailer in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Williams
(b) Haley
(c) Peters
(d) Andrews

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

5. Of whom does the narrator say Hugh had found “a Man all- knowing, all-seeing, crowned by Nature, reigning” in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Clarke
(b) Mr. Kirby
(c) Mr. Wolfe
(d) Mr. Mitchell

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did the author of “A Biographical Interpretation” supposedly find a collection of Rebecca Harding Davis’s works?

2. The narrator in “Life in the Iron Mills” describes Hugh Wolfe’s father as being an immigrant from where?

3. What is the name of the publisher’s wife whom Rebecca Harding Davis became close friends with?

4. What action is referenced in “Life in the Iron Mills” as “the peculiar action of a man dying of thirst”?

5. What feeder at the mill does Hugh look down on at the marketplace from his cell in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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