The Iron Heel Test | Final 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 is the person who humbly ministers the poor call his or her work terrified of in Chapter 12?

2. What is the Oligarchy beginning to crush through violence in Chapter 10?

3. What event is shrouded in mystery for seven centuries that is mentioned in the last section of the book?

4. Who do the socialists drive out of power in Chapter 14?

5. Who does Avis think was behind the interruption of the speech in Chapter 16?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe what happened when Everhard was giving a speech in defense of a bill attended by many soldiers in scarlet livery.

3. Describe Avis' remembrance of Jackson and the people affected by his case.

4. Describe the effect Cunningham's book has on socialist publications and the revolution.

5. Describe the Oligarchy's intention towards the Grangers.

6. Describe the conflict of the people of the abyss.

7. Describe Wickson's son.

8. Describe how the bomb is thrown in front of Congress.

9. How did Avis submerge her identity?

10. Describe the seamstress.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Dr. Cunningham and the Bishop are two important characters that interact and experience significant suffering.

Part 1) What is their relationship? How do they co-exist and how do they interact? What is similar about them and what is different?

Part 2) What are some events that Dr. Cunningham had a direct influence upon? What are some events that Bishop had a direct influence upon?

Part 3) Which character offers support to the group? Which one is stronger and why? What happens to each character?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the Iron Heel practice of gaining power through money and violence. How does this contrast with the Socialist rise to ascendancy? Which group is more committed to success if any? Which group is more ethical and how so? Which group ultimately wins the popular vote and why? Describe.

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