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 type of study does Roberts quit before becoming a sailor?

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

3. What order does the captain shout to the men about their shirts?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What affect does Roberts feel liberty has had on the men?

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

3. About what does Dowdy complain to Pulver, and how does Pulver respond in the beginning of Act 2, Scene 6?

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

5. What is the response when the crew hears the Captain is still asleep and has not issued the orders for liberty to start?

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

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

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

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

10. What news about transfers does Dolan share with the crew?

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 rising action and falling action. These two devices are part of what? Cite examples from the play.

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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