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. Who offers a bribe in Chapter 11?

2. Who does Carson prevent Avis from interacting with for her safety in Chapter 19?

3. What group exists between the abandoned proletariat and the favored unions in Chapter 16?

4. Whose body does Avis see with Everhard as they try to leave Chicago in Chapter 25?

5. Who receives potatoes that Avis witnesses in Chapter 12?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe the three oligarchies Avis says were created through the favored unions.

3. How is the truth about the bombing ultimately discovered?

4. Describe the seamstress.

5. What bribe does Cunningham refuse and what effect does it have on his life?

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

7. Describe what happens to Avis and Everhard in the end of the novel.

8. Describe Wickson's son.

9. What does Avis witness in the city that alarms her?

10. What happened to prevent the rebellion of the First Revolt and stop the revolutionaries?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Iron Heel is a classic dystopian novel. What does that classification entail? Why does this novel fit into this category? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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 3

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?

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