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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What story does Joy recount to explain why his hands are crushed?
(a) He tried to break into a non-Party member's home.
(b) He punched a non-Party member too hard.
(c) Non-Party members rode over his hand with a horse.
(d) He fought off a police officer's dog.

2. What does Jim wonder that Dan should be doing instead of manual labor?
(a) Working the charity system.
(b) Union work.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Typist.

3. What does Jim Nolan understand that his landlady will not do when he leaves the rooming house?
(a) Write him a good reference.
(b) Let him come back to the rooming house.
(c) Give him back his week's advance.
(d) Help him find a new apartment.

4. Who does Mac suggest for general chairman because he has a cooler head than London?
(a) Dakin.
(b) Jim.
(c) Himself.
(d) Doc Burton.

5. How will Mac get early warning that the scabs have arrived in town?
(a) He keeps a cell phone on him.
(b) He has spies on the train.
(c) His people check employment agencies.
(d) He has microphones on the train.

6. What does Mac mention to the men who want to steal their paper in order to intimidate them?
(a) The Party.
(b) Rosanna Fights Stadium.
(c) The Growers' Association.
(d) The Tandale strike.

7. What does Mac say is needed on the strikers' camping site in order to keep the camp legal?
(a) Permits.
(b) Shelters.
(c) Sanitary bathrooms.
(d) A doctor.

8. Who does Mac tell Jim not to bother trying to convert to the Party?
(a) London.
(b) Dakin.
(c) Dan.
(d) Al.

9. What does Jim report to the checker as the cause of the anger among strikers?
(a) Unsanitary conditions.
(b) A sack of rotten apples.
(c) Can of bad fish.
(d) Unfair wages.

10. What names does London use to refer to Jim and Mac at the end of Chapter 5 when speaking with Dakin?
(a) Revolutionaries.
(b) Rebels.
(c) Rioters.
(d) Reds.

11. Who does the orchard superintendent tell London to get rid of?
(a) Mac and Jim.
(b) Jim and Dan.
(c) Doc Burton and Anderson.
(d) Dakin and his truck.

12. What is decided that needs to be done at the end of Chapter 3?
(a) Jim needs to buy jeans.
(b) Joy must be freed from jail.
(c) They need to buy supplies.
(d) The strikers need to be motivated.

13. Why does Harry make a point of taking the paper with him when he takes Jim to the house?
(a) He does not want Jim to read it.
(b) The cops go through the place regularly.
(c) He does not want anyone stealing his ideas.
(d) Someone will take the paper if he does not.

14. At the end of Chapter 1, what does Harry predict will happen to Jim?
(a) Jim will not enjoy the Party.
(b) Jim will die for the Party.
(c) Jim will take over the Party.
(d) Jim will lose his hatred.

15. What is projected that the county will do if the strikers begin to picket?
(a) Cave in to the strikers' demands.
(b) Throw everyone in jail.
(c) Pass an ordinance against gathering.
(d) Bring in extra police.

Short Answer Questions

1. What are the only two punishments of the Party?

2. Why does Jim want to join the Party?

3. For what reason does Jim tell Harry that he was jailed for a vagrancy charge?

4. What does Mac tell Jim that makes field work especially dangerous?

5. What does Jim decline to which Mac responds that Jim has no vices?

(see the answer keys)

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