Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh: Summary and Analysis


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In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, what caused Hickey to kill his wife, Evelyn?

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1. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, this character says, 'The lie of a pipe dream is what gives life to the whole misbegotten mad lot of us, drunk or sober.'

2. In Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh, what is the pipe dream shared by the Boer War veterans?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet can help further your understanding of the actions and beliefs of O'Neill's many characters in The Iceman Cometh. You will be quizzed on particular characters like Harry Hope, Hickey, and the Boer War veterans.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you will have to answer questions about the following characters:

  • Larry
  • Parritt
  • Hickey
  • Boer War veterans
  • Harry Hope

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet help you develop the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh
  • Interpret information - verify that you can read information regarding all of the characters and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the background knowledge you've gained about each character

Additional Learning

The lesson titled Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh: Summary and Analysis can help you learn more about this play. Topics covered include:

  • Why this play is considered ambitious
  • Importance of the characters' pipe dreams
  • The Iceman and his secret
  • Thematic elements