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. What does Roberts do to Pulver in jest when the Captain leaves the deck?

2. Who reveals to Roberts that the Captain has received his transfer request letter?

3. What do the sailors do when they hear that their liberty is not canceled after all?

4. What does Roberts tell Doc he spots while on watch the previous night?

5. What type of men does the Captain say he resents?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does Roberts have to do to get the Captain to give the men their liberty?

5. What is Roberts' opinion of Pulver in Act 1, Scene 2?

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

7. What does the Captain say to Roberts about his transfer requests in Act 1, Scene 3?

8. What does the crew present to Roberts right before he leaves?

9. How does the Captain react when he sees the men with their shirts off while on deck?

10. What are the Captain's orders about fruit, and why does Roberts break these orders?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Define a dynamic character and a static character. Provide one example of a dynamic character and one of a static character, and describe how each character meets the standards of either a standard or dynamic character. Cite examples from the play, "Mr. Roberts."

Essay Topic 2

Define protagonist and antagonist. Provide one example from the text of both a protagonist and antagonist, and explain how that character fulfills the role of either an antagonist or a protagonist.

Essay Topic 3

Define symbolism as a literary term. What is the main symbol in the play and what does it represent? Are there any other examples of symbolism that can be found in the story?

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