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An American Tragedy Test | Mid-Book Test - Medium

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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Sparser's luxury vehicle?
(a) Jock mobile
(b) Limper
(c) Hewlett
(d) Packard

2. Who does Clyde become infatuated with at the Griffith's party?
(a) Sondra Finchley
(b) Bella Griffith
(c) Bertine Cranston
(d) Jane Philips

3. Where does Clyde visit to stave off loneliness?
(a) Forests
(b) Deserts
(c) Mountains
(d) Lakes

4. Where is Hortense cut?
(a) Her stomach
(b) Her face
(c) Her leg
(d) Her hand

5. Who does Gilbert think is responsible for Clyde's Christmas invitation?
(a) Roberta
(b) Sondra
(c) Bella
(d) Samuel

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does the doctor refuse to help her?

2. What does Roberta tell Clyde in chapter 33?

3. What does Clyde receive an invitation to attend?

4. Where does Walter Dillard's uncle work?

5. Where do Clyde and Roberta arrange a meeting?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does hotel life contradict what Clyde has previously been taught by his family?

2. What do you think is Clyde's main weakness?

3. What two taboos does Dreiser address in book 2, chapter 37?

4. What evidence does bring to the court in his opening statement?

5. How does Dreiser use the crime to show the American class structure?

6. In what way does the landscape play an important part in chapter 29, book 1?

7. Why does the Governor grant Clyde a hearing?

8. Describe how Clyde kills Roberta.

9. What important decision does Clyde make in chapter 40, book 2?

10. How does Dreiser show Clyde and Roberta's fragmented thoughts?

(see the answer keys)

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