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In Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," what concerns the narrator...
In Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," what concerns the narrator the most about Bartleby's presence in his office on Sunday morning?
The amount of work that is not getting done
The odd smell that Bartleby gives off
The worn-out clothes he wears that attract unwanted attention
The strange effect Bartleby has on him
- Which of the following was NOT written by Melville?
Typee Omoo Redburn Balbanee
- The story "Young Goodman Brown" is most likely set in which of the following?
A garden in Italy 17th century Salem 1840s New England The Virginia colonies
- What historical event is alluded to in Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor"?
The American Revolution French and Indian War The Battle of Trafalgar The defeat of the Spanish Armada
In Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," which of the following best characterizes Bartleby's response to his boss's demands?
Subtle but rude
Deliberate but tired
- In Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor," how does Captain Vere die?
From drowning From a gunshot wound From tuberculosis From a stroke
In Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener," where is Bartleby when he dies?
On the streets of New York
In the narrator's home
In the stairwell of the narrator's old office
- In Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor," why does Captain Vere call so quickly for a drumhead court?
The crime was so horrendous Billy requested an immediate trial He wanted to get the case over with To prevent any potential mutiny
- In Hawthorne's "Goodman Brown" who or what is described as "the chief horror of the scene" in the forest?
The sacrifice of Faith The devil's serpent staff Goody Cloyse's witchcraft Young Goodman Brown
- In Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," who does Brown think he sees trying to wave him back from participating in the ceremony in the forest?
His father His mother Faith No one
The subtitle of Melville's short story, "Bartleby, the Scrivener" references the work as "A Story of __________."
- Which of the following literary types is Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown"?
Modern fiction Realistic fiction Allegory Poem
- In Hawthorne's "Goodman Brown," when Goodman Brown returns to town, everything about his perception of the religious elders of Salem has changed. Which of the following best describes his new attitude toward them?
He fears they will take some vengeance on him. He considers them all to be hypocrites. He lectures all of the townsfolk about their evil ways. He makes an example of Faith by treating her badly.
- Herman Melville was a friend and contemporary of which of the following?
Nathaniel Hawthorne William Shakespeare Langston Hughes Lenny Bruce
- In Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor," how does a naval chronicle report the incident of Billy and Claggart?
Billy beat Claggart to death. Billy shot Claggart. Billy stabbed Claggart. Claggart shot Billy.
- In Hawthorne's "Goodman Brown," young Goodman Brown and the devil see which three people along the path in the forest?
Faith, old Goodman Brown, and deacon Gookin Goody Cloyse, Faith, and old Goodman Brown Goody Cloyse, Deacon Gookin, and the Minister The Minister, old Goodman Brown, and Deacon Gookin
- On his journey into the forest, young Goodman Brown encounters which of the following?
A Satanic communion The Devil The woman who taught him his catechism All of the above
- What word best characterizes Aylmer's treatment of Aminadab in Hawthorne's "The Birthmark"?
Friendly Sympathetic Polite Disrespectful
- In Hawthorne's "Young Goodman Brown," what can we say about the figure Goodman Brown meets and walks with through the forest?
His walking stick was shaped like a serpent. He resembled Brown in appearance. He claimed to know Brown's father. All of the above
- In Melville's "Billy Budd, Sailor," what were Billy's last words?
God bless Captain Vere. Damn Vere and Claggart. God bless you all. Peace to everyone.
How is the search for perfection dangerous in Hawthorne’s “The Birthmark” and “Young Goodman Brown”? Discuss the psychological struggle Hawthorne presents in his stories related to the human pursuit of perfection.
In Melville�s "Bartleby, the Scrivener," why do you think Bartleby�s character begins responding with passive resistance to requests to do his job by saying, "I would prefer not to"? Why does the lawyer/narrator feel sorry for Bartleby even when relieving Bartleby of his work duties? What is symbolic about Bartleby�s last job in the Dead Letter Office? The story concludes with the narrator declaring, "Ah, Bartleby! Ah, humanity!"�what does he mean by this? Describe a theme you see emerging from "Bartleby, the Scrivener," analyzing the conflict between the narrator and Bartleby and incorporating a symbol from the story. Support your discussion with at least two (2) quotes from the story.
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