The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill: Summary & Analysis


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Who is Yank in The Hairy Ape?

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1. What does Mildred symbolize in The Hairy Ape?

2. What is Mildred's reaction to seeing Yank act brutish and crude in the stokehole in The Hairy Ape?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will test your knowledge of Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape. Quiz questions cover the character of Yank and Mildred's role in the story, among other things.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study resources will help you to:

  • Assess what Mildred represents
  • Identify her reaction to Yank acting 'brutish'
  • Explain why he is kicked out of the union offices
  • Determine what becomes of Yank

Skills Practiced

Practice the following skills for studying:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Yank in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can review information regarding why he is kicked out of the union offices and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Mildred's role in the play

Additional Learning

Learn more about this play with the lesson entitled The Hairy Ape by Eugene O'Neill: Summary & Analysis. The lesson meets the following learning objectives:

  • Determine Yank's job in the story
  • Assess the scene in which Yank is down the stokehole
  • Identify the themes in The Hairy Ape