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 has the Captain not issued the orders for the men to go ashore even though they are ready for their liberty?

2. What does the Captain say Roberts must do so that the men will be allowed liberty?

3. Who has given Miss Girard the nickname "Red Label?"

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. In Act 2, Scene 4, the Captain accuses Roberts of what?

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

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

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 3

Define irony as a literary term. What is an example of irony used in "Mister Roberts?"

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