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Winesburg, Ohio Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who believes you are never be too smart for Sarah?



2. Why does Jesse place blame on his dead brothers?



3. What makes Elizabeth use the "feeble flame of life that remains in her body" to get out of bed and creep toward George's bedroom one July evening?



4. Who says they are "too greedy for glory"?



5. How does Jesse feel about David's disappearance at the end of this story?



Short Essay Questions

1. Why does George go to the drug store after leaving Louise?



2. According to the writer, what makes people grotesque?



3. On the night of the storm, what happens between Kate and George?



4. What does Dr. Parcival tell George about his book?



5. What happens to Ray and his emotions when he is out buying groceries?



6. Why does Tom and his grandmother move to Winesburg?



7. Even though Seth is called the "deep one", how is this untrue?



8. What does Tom fear about his life in the story "Mother"?



9. What does Louise say about the gender of her baby?



10. How is Wing different around George?



Essay Topics

Some readers describe "Winesburg, Ohio" as being amoral. What supports the lack of morality in this novel? Do you agree with this description? Why/why not?

George Willard is present in most of the stories in this book. Who is George? How do you describe him? What role does George play in the book and for the other characters of Winesburg?

How does "The Book of the Grotesques" set up the rest of the book? What are "grotesques"? Choose three characters and analyze them according to this description of grotesque.

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