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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What feeder at the mill does Hugh look down on at the marketplace from his cell in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Peters
(b) Pete Small
(c) Mr. Clarke
(d) Neff Sanders

2. Waiting for the Verdict is a novel about what?
(a) The Oklahoma Dust Bowl
(b) The Mexican American War
(c) The Spanish Inquisition
(d) Pre-Civil War racial tensions

3. On what date did Rebecca Harding Davis die?
(a) September 16, 1889
(b) July 7, 1901
(c) September 29, 1910
(d) October 3, 1896

4. The narrator states in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills,” “The idiosyncrasy of this town is” what?
(a) Paint
(b) Sunshine
(c) Smoke
(d) Cleanliness

5. Who was the publisher that accepted “Life in the Iron Mills” immediately and began a long friendship with Rebecca Harding Davis?
(a) James T. Fields
(b) William B. Peters
(c) James S. Stoudt
(d) Walker H. Macy

6. Where do Deborah’s coworkers tell her there a ball tonight in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Miss Boyle’s
(b) Miss Potts’
(c) Miss Andrews’
(d) Miss Sarah’s

7. 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?
(a) ½ mile
(b) 1 mile
(c) 10 miles
(d) 2 miles

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

9. How does the narrator describe Hugh Wolfe’s face in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) A haggard face with slyness like a snake
(b) A round and glowing face
(c) A meek, woman’s face
(d) A sly and jovial young man’s face

10. What is the name of the lawyer that the judge appoints to Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. May
(b) Mr. Smith
(c) Mr. Clarke
(d) Mr. Gibson

11. Dr. May says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “That is true philosophy. Drift with the stream, because you cannot” what?
(a) Answer for the current
(b) Dive deep enough to find bottom
(c) Swim against the current
(d) Face the harshness of the deep

12. The narrator in “Life in the Iron Mills” says that it is nearly how long since the Wolfes lived in the boarding house in the beginning of the story?
(a) 4 years
(b) 30 years
(c) 20 years
(d) 10 years

13. On what date were L. Clarke Davis and Rebecca Harding Davis married?
(a) September 2, 1905
(b) March 5, 1863
(c) March 12, 1885
(d) April 3, 1869

14. What is Hugh’s charge for the theft of the money in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Bearing false witness
(b) Grand larceny
(c) Heresy
(d) Petty larceny

15. Where does the narrator say she keeps the korl statue in the end of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) On the front porch
(b) In a museum
(c) Behind a curtain
(d) In a bank vault

Short Answer Questions

1. What word does the narrator use in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills” to refer to a person who takes up an art, activity, or subject merely for amusement?

2. The narrator describes the mill workers in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills” as “laired in by day in dens of drunkenness and” what?

3. 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”?

4. Rebecca Harding and L. Clarke Davis became engaged how long after meeting?

5. What deformity is Deborah said to be afflicted with in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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