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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is the newest resident of the Palace?
(a) Doc
(b) Lee
(c) Dora
(d) Gay

2. What becomes the hearth and center of the Palace?
(a) A huge stove
(b) A burn barrel
(c) A chiminea
(d) A hot plate

3. What does Mack do to separate space for the residents of the Palace?
(a) Puts up paper screens
(b) Draws chalk lines on the floor
(c) Builds temporary walls
(d) Puts up crates

4. What is the nature of the deal?
(a) The answer to #4 will get a part time job to pay his debt to Lee.
(b) The answer to #4 will work for Lee.
(c) The answer to #4 signs over a building to Lee.
(d) The answer to #4 buys some property from Lee.

5. How long does it take eleven-year-old Frankie to enter Doc's lab and speak to Doc?
(a) Three weeks
(b) Three days
(c) Three years
(d) Three months

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Steinbeck think has had the most impact on America in two generations?

2. What does Lee's soft heart inspire him to do?

3. What happens when Lee's car refuses to go any further without a new needle valve?

4. What do the boys do while Eddie is out stealing a new carburetor?

5. Where is Dora's business located?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the irony in Mack's telling Doc that he and the boys need money for a good cause.

2. How does Lee acquire another building?

3. For what event does Steinbeck use foreshadowing in this chapter?

4. How do Mack and the boys manage to "find" dinner while on the road?

5. Which character seems to assimilate the combined woes of everyone in Cannery Row?

6. How does the Bear Flag stay in business even though it is an illegal operation?

7. How does Steinbeck show that Cannery Row is an undesirable part of town?

8. What bet does Doc make with Frost on the Fourth of July?

9. How doe Mack's wits keep the boys out of trouble when they are approached by a large man with a pointer dog?

10. What is Gay's special talent?

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