Engl 2103 - Quiz 6

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Engl 2103 - Quiz 6

This quiz is based on Hard Times Book 2, and lecture material related to it.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    In "Hard Times", Sparsit and Harthouse are representative of this group:
    • A. 

      The aristocracy

    • B. 

      The poor

    • C. 

      The wealthy middle-class

    • D. 

      The workers

  • 2. 
    As discussed in class, this character emerges as the protagonist in "Hard Times - Book the Second":
    • A. 

      Louisa

    • B. 

      Thomas Gradgrind

    • C. 

      Harthouse

    • D. 

      Blackpool

  • 3. 
    In "Hard Times", after Stephen is fired from his job at the factory, he is met on the street by Rachel and _________.
    • A. 

      Mrs. Peglar

    • B. 

      Louisa

    • C. 

      Slackbridge

    • D. 

      Mrs. Sparsit

  • 4. 
    In "Hard Times", when Louisa and Tom meet Blackpool in his room after he was fired, Louisa offers him money. What does Blackpool do?
    • A. 

      He only takes a little bit and promises to pay it back

    • B. 

      He takes all of the money from her

    • C. 

      He refuses to take any of the money

    • D. 

      He tells her he'd rather have his job back

  • 5. 
    In "Hard Times - Book the Second", Thomas Gradgrind is working in London as ___________.
    • A. 

      A Member of Parliament

    • B. 

      A school teacher

    • C. 

      A unionist

    • D. 

      A university professor

  • 6. 
    Tom Gradgrind tells Blackpool to do this in order to improve his fortunes after he was fired by Bounderby in "Hard Times"
    • A. 

      Hang around the bank for several nights in a row

    • B. 

      Blackmail Bounderby

    • C. 

      Get a job at the bank

    • D. 

      Move to Sheffield

  • 7. 
    At the end of "Hard Times - Book the Second", Louisa expresses her confusion and emotional collapse to her father. At the end of her outburst, she does this:
    • A. 

      Collapses on the floor

    • B. 

      Kills herself

    • C. 

      Leaves his home

    • D. 

      Retires to her room

  • 8. 
    As discussed in class during a "Hard Times" lecture, at the end of "Book the Second", Professor Hamilton suggested that the villains are winning.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    In "Hard Times - Book the Second", two plot lines appear to be emerging in this novel. One is Louisa's marriage to Bounderby. The other is this:
    • A. 

      Blackpool and the union

    • B. 

      Tom Gradgrind's trickery

    • C. 

      Sissy's role as imaginative help in Gradgrind's home

    • D. 

      Bounderby's new factory

  • 10. 
    In "Hard Times - Book the Second", Mrs. Gradgrind dies.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

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