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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Of Hugh Wolfe, the narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Yet he was kind to her: it was his nature to be kind, even to the very” what?
(a) Dog that bit him
(b) Rats that swarmed the cellar
(c) Beggars in the streets
(d) Police that hold him down
2. Where was “Life in the Iron Mills” first published?
(a) The Reader’s Digest
(b) The Atlantic Monthly
(c) The Pennsylvania Review
(d) The New Yorker
3. By what nickname is Hugh Wolfe called in the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Molly Wolfe
(b) Big Bad Wolfe
(d) Old Wolfe
4. What nonprofit literary publisher published Life in the Iron Mills and Other Stories, including “A Biographical Interpretation”?
(a) Penguin Books
(b) Simon and Schuster
(c) The Feminist Press
(d) Amazon Publishing Company
5. Where did Rebecca Harding Davis largely grow up?
(a) Wheeling, West Virginia
(b) Montclair, New Jersey
(c) Little Rock, Arkansas
(d) Huntington, Virginia
6. How is Deborah related to Hugh Wolfe in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) She’s his aunt
(b) She’s his cousin
(c) She’s his daughter
(d) She’s his sister
7. How many hands are employed at the iron mill where Hugh works in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
8. What is the name of the jailer in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
9. What is the name of the overseer that comes with the visiting men to the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Wolfe
(b) Mr. Clarke
(c) Mr. Kirk
(d) Mr. Mitchell
10. What word does the narrator use to describe Hugh Wolfe’s infancy in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
11. Whom does Deborah feel a pang of jealousy about as she lay on the ash heap at Hugh’s job in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(c) Mr. Mitchell
(d) Old Wolfe
12. 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 sly and jovial young man’s face
(c) A meek, woman’s face
(d) A round and glowing face
13. Where does Deborah go to live after serving her jail sentence in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) With the Quakers
(b) With Old Wolfe
(c) With Janey and her husband
(d) With her mother
14. 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) Art and beauty based on memories of his youth
(b) Taverns and brothels and wherever sick men live
(c) Grossness and crime, and hard, grinding labor
(d) Poverty and Godliness
15. Janey tells Deborah that “the father” is in the stone house with whom in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
Short Answer Questions
1. Rebecca Harding Davis supported her young family by working as an editor for what publication?
2. What word used in “Life in the Iron Mills” refers to a side of cured pork?
3. The narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Man cannot live by” what?
4. How does the narrator describe the weather in the opening of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
5. Of Deborah, the narrator says in “Life in the Iron Mills,” “Perhaps the weak, flaccid wretch had some stimulant in her pale life to keep her up—some love or hope, it might be, or urgent need. When that stimulant was gone, she would take to” what?
This section contains 581 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)