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. How does Doc describe the desire to fight?

2. What does Roberts accuse the Captain of doing by not allowing them to go on liberty?

3. What do Roberts and the Captain hear coming from the port while they are arguing about liberty?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What news about Roberts' transfer does Doc share with Roberts in Act 2, Scene 5?

2. Dowdy and Roberts discuss what regarding the nearby island in the first scene of the play?

3. To what realization do Doc and Roberts come regarding Roberts and the crew in Act 2, Scene 3?

4. How does Pulver react when he reads the news about Roberts?

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

6. How do Roberts and the men respond to the news that the war is over in Europe?

7. What leads to so many injured sailors at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 1?

8. In Act 2, Scene 2, what has happened because of the men's behavior while on liberty?

9. How do Doc and Roberts help Pulver out in Act 1, Scene 2?

10. What does the reader learn about Roberts' transfer and travel plans at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 5?

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

Describe the relationship and interaction between the crew and Roberts. Touch on the various ways this relationship changes, why it changes, and how the relationship is when the play ends.

Essay Topic 3

Why is liberty so important to the men on the cargo ship? What importance or role does liberty play in the unfolding of the story "Mister Roberts?" Would this story have been the same if the conflict surrounding the men's liberty was removed?

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