Mister Roberts Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the Captain tell Roberts not to release any of the fresh fruit while they are unloading cargo?

2. Why do the sailors want to go to an island near their ship?

3. According to the Captain, whose idea is liberty since it is not his?

4. When Miss Girard talks about her nickname, how does Pulver respond?

5. About what does Miss Girard say the nurses have been talking?

Short Essay Questions

1. How would you describe the Captain's character traits in Act 1, Scene 3?

2. What happens when Pulver goes to test his firecracker?

3. Pulver and Miss Girard are talking about what as they try to head to Pulver's cabin?

4. What does Doc think about the cargo ship and the desire to fight about which Roberts is speaking?

5. What information does the Military Police share about the dance that was crashed by the sailors?

6. What does Dolan try to pressure Roberts to do, and how does Roberts react?

7. For what is Pulver looking in Roberts' things and why?

8. What does the Captain say about college-educated men?

9. About what do Dolan and Pulver speak when Dolan comes to drop off Roberts' letter?

10. What does the Captain ask Roberts to do at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Briefly describe the structure of a play. Compare and contrast the structure of a play with the structure of a novel. What structure do you feel is most appropriate for "Mister Roberts?"

Essay Topic 2

Define narrative mode. What are three of the five narrative modes that have been studied, and which narrative mode is used in "Mister Roberts?"

Essay Topic 3

Define the two classical types of plays that have been studied and one newer type of fiction that has been discussed. Into which category do you believe "Mister Roberts" falls, and why? Provide examples from the story to support your point.

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