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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 does Avis say unequivocally as not having anything to do with the the scary event at the speech in Chapter 17?
2. Who does Dr. Cunningham meet in San Francisco in Chapter 16?
3. In her remembrances, who does Avis think and write about that were sympathizers to her cause in Chapter 20?
4. Whose body does Avis see with Everhard as they try to leave Chicago in Chapter 25?
5. Who is the revolutionary that helps Avis set up her home in the woods in Chapter 19?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is ironic about Avis' new dwelling after the riots?
2. Describe what happens to Avis and Everhard in the end of the novel.
3. Describe what happened to Avis after the bombing.
4. Describe Avis' remembrance of Jackson and the people affected by his case.
5. Describe the Oligarchy's control of the unions in the United States.
6. Describe the Oligarchy's intention towards the Grangers.
7. What does Avis witness in the city that alarms her?
8. Describe the effect Cunningham's book has on socialist publications and the revolution.
9. Describe the development of Avis and Everhard's relationship.
10. What happened to Bishop Morehouse when he began to preach again?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of socialism. Identify at least two motifs about socialism and workers' rights in the book. Then cite an example to support each answer.
Essay Topic 2
The author uses more than one iteration on the motif of life-death-life. Identify at least two motifs about life-death-life in Iron Heel. Then cite an example to support each answer.
Essay Topic 3
Politics are also referred to in the book. London refers to the politics of the society of Iron Heel compared to that of Americans of his time (1900s.) Discuss the use of politics in the novel. Do you think politics are an important part of the book? Explain. How else could London incorporate politics into the book? Also examine the use of politics in relationships.
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