"Winesburg, Ohio" Opening Chapters Quiz

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A short review quiz on "The Book of the Grotesque" and "Hands."


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    In "The Book of the Grotesque," the old man who is dreaming is described as having what profession?

    • A.

      Carpenter

    • B.

      Soldier

    • C.

      Writer

    • D.

      Singer

    • E.

      Computer programmer

    Correct Answer
    C. Writer
    Explanation
    In the text. This is why after his dream the old man immediately starts to write of his visions of grotesques.

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  • 2. 

    The old man believes that people become grotesques when they try to live by one

    • A.

      Truth

    • B.

      Rule

    • C.

      Thought

    • D.

      Idea

    • E.

      Opinion

    Correct Answer
    A. Truth
    Explanation
    The text is very explicit - that when anyone tries to live by one truth only, that truth becomes a lie.

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  • 3. 

    What is Wing Biddlebaum's job in the story "Hands"?

    • A.

      Blacksmith

    • B.

      Clerk

    • C.

      Newspaper reporter

    • D.

      Hotel worker

    • E.

      Berry picker

    Correct Answer
    E. Berry picker
    Explanation
    More generally, a "field worker," but Anderson specifically mentions strawberries.

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  • 4. 

    What was Wing Biddlebaum's job twenty years before the story opens?

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Teacher

    • C.

      Doctor

    • D.

      Banker

    • E.

      Bank robber

    Correct Answer
    B. Teacher
    Explanation
    Hence the tragedy of the story.

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  • 5. 

    Wing Biddlebaum's real name is

    • A.

      George Willard

    • B.

      Wesley Moyer

    • C.

      Banker White

    • D.

      Adolph Meyers

    • E.

      George W. Bush

    Correct Answer
    D. Adolph Meyers
    Explanation
    A,B, and C are other characters mentioned in the story.

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  • 6. 

    The younger "Wing Biddlebaum"  was assaulted by the townspeople because they thought that he had

    • A.

      Murdered a widow

    • B.

      Robbed a bank

    • C.

      Molested children

    • D.

      Stolen strawberries

    • E.

      Beaten up an old man

    Correct Answer
    C. Molested children
    Explanation
    The correct answer is molested children. The townspeople assaulted Wing Biddlebaum because they believed he had molested children. This accusation caused them to act violently towards him, reflecting the severity of the crime and the strong reaction it provoked in the community.

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