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. Who lies about seeing women in the spyglass?

2. What drink do Miss Girard and Roberts joke is their favorite?

3. Why is the Captain so angry with Roberts when he comes out on deck during the supply transfer?

4. How does Roberts seem to view the cargo ship's role in the war compared with a battleship's role in the war?

5. Where does Pulver hide the letter Dolan has typed for Roberts?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How does the Captain speak about Roberts in front of the men in Act 2, Scene 2?

4. What is Pulver's excuse for not having lunch with the Captain?

5. How does Miss Girard react when she learns that the men can see the nurses through their spyglass?

6. Where is "Mister Roberts" set, and whose story does it tell?

7. How do Doc and Pulver feel about Roberts' change in attitude?

8. What information does Furnell's letter share?

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

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

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What is the difference between theme and mood in a piece of literature? Provide one example of each from the play "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

Outline the transformation of Pulver from the beginning of the story to the end. Due to this transformation, what type of character is Pulver considered? As part of your answer, define the concepts of static and dynamic characters.

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