Bartleby the Scriviner Overview Quiz

Bartleby the Scriviner Overview Quiz

Created by Jamie Wheeler

"Bartleby the Scriviner, A Tale of Wall Street" is Herman Melville's most famous short story. It tells of a young, successful lawyer who hires a strange man named Bartleby. Upon hiring him, the lawyer realizes that Bartleby is a rather unusual employee, and his strange behavior becomes borderline insane as the story continues. Melville's intriguing commentary on the state of society is one that still rings true to this day. Test your knowledge of this classic by taking eNotes' "Bartleby the Scriviner" Overview Quiz!

  • Question 1

    Why does the manager hire Bartleby?

  • Question 2

    From the window by his desk, Bartleby sees:

  • Question 3

    How does Bartleby respond whenever the manager asks him to do something?

  • Question 4

    When the manager comes into the office one Sunday, what does he discover?

  • Question 5

    How does the manager of the law office describe himself?

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