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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. What does Doc know very well?
(a) The seacoast
(b) Amphibians
(c) The Bible
(d) The mountains

2. Why does Doc have to treat the people who come down with the illness?
(a) Regular doctors are busy and slight Cannery Row residents who can't pay.
(b) The people want someone they can trust.
(c) Doc is specialized in treatment of the illness.
(d) The city doesn't have enough doctors.

3. What is ironic about Henri the Painter?
(a) He is neither French nor a painter.
(b) He is of Irish descent.
(c) He is a house painter.
(d) His real name is Henry.

4. Why does the captain think the pups are a nuisance?
(a) No one wants bird dogs anymore.
(b) He is moving and has to find them homes.
(c) Their food is costing too much.
(d) He doesn't have time to take care of pups.

5. What does Henri the Painter use for his materials?
(a) Pennies and nickels
(b) Colored chicken feathers and nutshells
(c) Colored pebbles and chicken feathers
(d) Bottle caps and nutshells

Short Answer Questions

1. Who carries the gunnysacks?

2. Why do Henri's girlfriends eventually leave him?

3. Who leaves La Ida's in the company of girls?

4. Whose advice does Henri seek after having a nightmare?

5. Where does Doc stop for his first square meal?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Doc respond to Mack's request to know Doc's birth date?

2. Why does Mack initially reject the captain's offer of whiskey?

3. What raises the ire of the normally even-tempered Doc while on the road?

4. What is the irony of the tax troubles Dora experiences?

5. How do Mack and the boys react to ruining Doc's party?

6. How does Mack perceive Doc?

7. Describe Steinbeck's use of humor in the frog-catching scene.

8. What is the significance of the flagpole sitter at Holman's Department Store?

9. What are some of the morning rituals on Cannery Row?

10. Why is Mack impressed by Dora?

(see the answer keys)

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