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

Joseph Mitchell (writer)
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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the owner of the restaurant in "Up in the Old Hotel"?

2. In "Rats on the Waterfront," how were the rats brought in?

3. What bad thing did Peggy say she did?

4. What was Peggy self-conscious about?

5. Which description matches the painting Joe was in?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

Poole is one character who seems quite sure that everything is always getting worse. Explore this concept in terms of other short stories and subjects in these stories to argue for or against Poole's point. What does Mitchell seem to think about this idea?

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