Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories Test | Final Test - Hard

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How long has Mike been sober?

2. What hotel did Hugh Flood live in?

3. What is Ellory's natural talent?

4. What is the restaurant called in "I Couldn't Dope It Out"?

5. Which description matches the painting Joe was in?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Jane, Lady Olga the bearded lady, has an interesting outlook on life. Describe this point of view. Has Jane given up on life? Has she given up on changing her fate? Is she happy?

Essay Topic 2

Is Mitchell a reliable narrator? Why or why not? What are some possible roadblocks for Mitchell to be a reliable narrator?

Essay Topic 3

Think about the story about Philippa Schuyler, the musical prodigy with parents who force a strict diet of all raw food on her. Does Mitchell seem more interested in Philippa or her parents? Explain how you know, focusing on specific examples.

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