Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories Quiz | Two Week Quiz A

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 325 - 370.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The story about which person or people leaves the reader hanging most?
(a) Joe Gould.
(b) The gypsies.
(c) Cave dwellers.
(d) Philippa Schuyler.

2. Why is Mitchell compelled by Jane?
(a) Her education and skills.
(b) Her appearance.
(c) Her career resume.
(d) Her outlook on life.

3. How old is Philippa Duke Schuyler?
(a) 9.
(b) 14.
(c) 5.
(d) 21.

4. Mitchell claims to have often helped his father do which activity?
(a) Clean abandoned homes.
(b) Hunt for deer.
(c) Shovel snow.
(d) Slaughter cows.

5. Who is described as the "Old Yankee"?
(a) John McSorley.
(b) Daniel O'Connell.
(c) Mazie Gordon.
(d) Charles Cassell.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the person Mitchell talks about in "A Mess of Clams"?

2. Mitchell believes that to Peggy, what purpose did the little girl serve?

3. On what street was McSorley's located?

4. How many notebooks did Joe have written?

5. What crop does Dockery farm?

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