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

2. What hotel did Hugh Flood live in?

3. Where did Peggy work?

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

5. After Joe's death, how did Mitchell feel about him?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the role naivety plays in some of the stories in this collection. Which stories and characters are most representative of naivety? Why?

Essay Topic 2

What role does the theme of anger play in Up in the Old Hotel and Other Stories? Describe at least three ways in which Mitchell develops this theme.

Essay Topic 3

Why did Mitchell choose these stories to be in this collection? Focus on and analyze three stories to answer this question.

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