The Iron Heel 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. After the failure of what did idealism suffer damage according to Meredith?

2. In what sectors is the group that Everhard speaks to in Chapter 4 leaders in?

3. Who should share equally in both the responsibilities and the rewards according to London?

4. What does Avis call Everhard?

5. Who did Everhard find complicit in the capitalist system?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the essential conflict of the Iron Heel.

2. Describe Avis' actions to uncover the truth about Jackson.

3. Describe the conflict of the people of the abyss.

4. Why does Avis call Everhard an eagle?

5. Describe Wickson's son.

6. How does Avis' perspective become distant and objective during the conflict in the city?

7. Describe the appeal of Biblical faith and prophecy to many of the abandoned proletariat.

8. Why is it important to be vigilant in society in the Introduction?

9. Why is Bishop Morehouse becoming a martyr of sorts?

10. Describe Cunningham.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Iron Heel is particularly effective in conveying meaning through powerful imagery. Powerful imagery to establish connections in the minds of readers with the story's characters and plot. Imagery is the picture we form in our minds of the story we read. It can involve, visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory, tactile, kinetic and kinesthetic. The author uses these imagery to translate words into a visual story that we can see and participate in within our minds. Describe the use of imagery in this dystopian novel.

Essay Topic 2

Iron Heel is written primarily in the first-person point of view of Avis. Is this point of view more or less effective than telling the story from the third-persona and omniscient perspective? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

Describe Mr. Wickson. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating the Wickon's character in the novel?

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