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

2. What does Doc think about the boys?
(a) They are hopeless drunks.
(b) They will never hold down real jobs.
(c) They will not sell their souls to gain the world.
(d) They will always be losers.

3. Doc tells the waitress that he needs the answer to #122 for _______________________________.
(a) a headache remedy
(b) a bad stuttering habit
(c) a muscle relaxant
(d) a bad bladder ailment

4. What is the captain's wife always doing?
(a) Gabbing on the phone
(b) Giving speeches or writing bills
(c) Going shopping
(d) Trying new recipes

5. What takes over on Cannery Row?
(a) Evil
(b) Greed
(c) Peace
(d) Ambition

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What illness breaks out in all of Monterey?

3. What does Mack sense about Doc?

4. Which of the boys have taken jobs at the Hediondo Cannery?

5. Where do the couples go?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What does Steinbeck mean by "the hour of the pearl" in Chapter 14?

4. What does Steinbeck believe about truth which is explained by Doc's walking trip during college?

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

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

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

8. What is the symbolism of the music in Doc's head when he finds the body of the beautiful dead woman in the water?

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

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

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