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Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener


by Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener: He Could Have Just Taken a Couple of Personal Days Quiz

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Q. What does the lawyer do when Bartleby refuses to budge?

He has security remove him by force
He lets him stay there, doing his best to work around him
He has him fitted with a series of wooden hooks and proceeds to use him as a coat rack
He picks up and moves his practice to a new location
Q. Where is Bartleby sent?

Anger management classes
An insane asylum
To Burke Williams for a spa day
Q. What is Bartleby staring at when the narrator goes to visit him?

His hands
The blank page of a journal
One of his new friends, who has thus far gone forty seconds without blinking
A wall
Q. How does Bartleby die?

He is killed by a fellow inmate
He shoots himself in the head
He starves to death
In an unfortunate crossover from Melville’s most famous work, he is harpooned through the chest
Q. Where did Bartleby used to work?

At Ye Olde Burger King
At a saloon
At the Post Office
At a general store
In a scrivenarium (not a real word, so this is probably incorrect)