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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What Biblical figure, the son of Isaac, does the narrator denote having been deprived of his birthright in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Abel
(b) Peter
(c) Cain
(d) Esau

2. What is the name of the overseer that comes with the visiting men to the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Mr. Kirk
(b) Mr. Clarke
(c) Mr. Mitchell
(d) Mr. Wolfe

3. When was Margret Howth published?
(a) 1861
(b) 1884
(c) 1798
(d) 1914

4. What is the name of Rebecca Harding Davis’s eldest son who became a writer and journalist?
(a) Richard Harding Davis
(b) John Harding Davis
(c) James Harding Davis
(d) Peter Harding Davis

5. How does the narrator describe the weather in the opening of “Life in the Iron Mills”?
(a) Windy
(b) Cloudy
(c) Sunny
(d) Arid

Short Answer Questions

1. What is Hugh’s charge for the theft of the money in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

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. What does Deborah begin to eat for dinner after returning from the cotton mill in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?

4. By what name does the narrator call the “refuse from the ore after the pig-metal is run” in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

5. The mill where Hugh Wolfe works makes iron for what in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to Deborah at the end of “Life in the Iron Mills”? What does the narrator reveal at the end of the story?

2. How is the sculpted figure discovered by one of the visitors at the mill described in “Life in the Iron Mills”?

3. What does Deb do when she returns home in the beginning of “Life in the Iron Mills”?

4. How is Hugh’s demeanor in the jail described in “Life in the Iron Mills”? What are Deborah’s impressions when she sees Hugh?

5. What realization does Hugh have after his interaction with the visitors at the mill in “Life in the Iron Mills”? What does he do next?

6. What does the korl woman in “Life in the Iron Mills” represent symbolically?

7. When did Rebecca Harding Davis write “Life in the Iron Mills”? Who published it?

8. How is Hugh’s death described in “Life in the Iron Mills”? How does Hugh die?

9. How did the outbreak of the Civil War impact Rebecca Harding Davis’s work, according to the author of “A Biographical Interpretation”?

10. What elements of social change did Rebecca Harding Davis encounter during finishing school?

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