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. What did Dockery use to haul firewood?

2. In "On the Wagon," what is the name of the man's girlfriend?

3. The painter who painted Joe imagined that he was which of the following?

4. Where do Mitchell and Zimmers have chowder?

5. What does "The Bottom of the Harbor" describe?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

What role do vices like alcohol play in Mitchell's stories? What message do the stories tend to send about the use of these vices?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the painting that Joe Gould was in. What did this prove about Joe? Was he an exhibitionist? Would he have wanted his life to be portrayed in the way it is in Mitchell's stories? How do you know?

Essay Topic 3

Many of Mitchell's stories involve the ocean or harvesting for seafood. To what extent is the ocean a symbol in Mitchell's stories? What does the ocean symbolize? Is it just a coincidence?

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