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

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Pages 106 - 209.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What do Philippa's parents credit for her IQ?
(a) Happiness.
(b) Education.
(c) Diet.
(d) Genes.

3. What was Daniel O'Connell's profession before he retired?
(a) Police officer.
(b) Firefighter.
(c) Business owner.
(d) Postal worker.

4. How did the "cave dwellers" feel after they read their story?
(a) Excited.
(b) Embarrassed.
(c) Relieved.
(d) Angry.

5. In "Spism and Spasm," what did the main character become?
(a) A writer.
(b) A bum.
(c) A street preacher.
(d) A teacher.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many mummies did Charles claim to have owned?

2. For what reason did Bill often close his business early?

3. What street does Philippa live on?

4. Why did the owner of McSorley's change the name?

5. When did Bill sell "The Old House at Home"?

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