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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Of Deborah’s thoughts on Hugh in “Life in the Iron Mills,” the narrator says, “She knew, that, down under all the vileness and coarseness of his life, there was a groping passion for whatever was” what?
(a) Available to love
(b) Full of comfort
(d) Beautiful and pure
2. What is the name of the judge that sentenced Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Judge Anderson
(b) Judge Day
(c) Judge Carter
(d) Judge Williams
3. One of the visiting men tells the owner’s son at the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “If it were not that you must have heard it so often, I would tell you that your works looks like” what?
(a) The Apocalypse
(b) The River Styx
(c) Dante’s Inferno
(d) The fires of the underworld
4. Janey tells Deborah that “the father” is in the stone house with whom in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
5. 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?
6. When was “Life in the Iron Mills” first published in a periodical?
(a) July, 1912
(b) April, 1861
(c) September, 1900
(d) June, 1843
7. What Biblical figure, the son of Isaac, does the narrator denote having been deprived of his birthright in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
8. The narrator in “Life in the Iron Mills” describes Hugh Wolfe as “no favorite in the mill; he had the taint of” what on him?
(b) Politics and corruption
(c) Old money
(d) Secrecy and politeness
9. 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) Unmistakable joy
(b) Unspeakable loathing
(c) A shudder of grief
(d) Critical irony
10. Where does Deborah hide the money she’s stolen when Hugh falls asleep after they’ve arrived home from the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) In her jewelry box
(b) In the attic
(c) In her apron pocket
(d) In Hugh’s pocket
11. What word from “Life in the Iron Mills” means given or characterized by joking?
12. What war caused Rebecca Harding Davis to set aside her writing for a time?
(a) The French and Indian War
(b) The Korean War
(c) The American Revolution
(d) The U.S. Civil War
13. The narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Man cannot live by” what?
(a) Money alone
(b) Philosophy alone
(c) Work alone
(d) Love alone
14. 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) Mr. Mitchell
(c) Neff Sanders
(d) Mr. Clarke
15. The narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “About this man Mitchell hung the impalpable atmosphere belonging to the” what?
(a) Undercover policeman
(b) Thoroughbred gentleman
(c) Lowest class
(d) Royal classes
Short Answer Questions
1. When was Margret Howth published?
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”?
3. What word used in “Life in the Iron Mills” refers to a crystalline alkaloid used as a pesticide?
4. What is the name of the publisher’s wife whom Rebecca Harding Davis became close friends with?
5. What broken figure does the narrator describe as “pointing upward from the mantle shelf” in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
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