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American Short Stories
BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER - Herman Melville

ACTIVITY 13: You are going to listen to BARTLEBY THE SCRIVENER by Herman Melville. Listen carefully and for questions 1-8, choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think best completes each question. Then check the audio transcription together with the correct answers.

Questions

1.

The narrator of "Bartleby" is...

5.

Bartleby's trademark statement is...

 

A.  an accountant.
B.
 the prison guard.
C.  a lawyer.
D.  the building's owner.

 

A.  "I want you to help me."
B.
 "I do not want to."
C.  "I doubt that."
D.  "I never eat dinner."

2.

The narrator of "Bartleby" is...

6.

Including Bartleby, the narrator had...

 

A.  a young woman.
B.
 a young man.
C.  an elderly man.
D.  a man of indeterminate age.

 

A.  two employees.
B.
 three employees.
C.  four employees.
D.  five employees.

3.

A "scrivener" is a...

7.

The narrator is disarmed by Bartleby's..

 

A.  lawyer.
B.
 bodyguard.
C.  legal copyist.
D.  grave-digger.

 

A.  warmth.
B.
 passivity.
C.  effeminacy.
D.  fierce anger.

4.

The work of scriveners is nowadays done by...

8.

When the narrator went to the prison, Bartleby was...

 

A.  immigrant labor.
B.
 foreign banks.
C.  machines.
D.  trained animals.

 

A.  writing some legal papers.
B.
 eating some ginger cakes.
C.  sleeping in the prison yard.
D.  sitting on the empty floor.

 

CONGRATULATIONS! You have finished  LESSON 3  
at OM Personal CAE - Certificate in Advanced English.
Before moving on to the next lesson, please remember
to revise everything you have learnt here.

 

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