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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How Jim describe his mother following her change in demeanor during his childhood?
(a) Angry and mean.
(b) Weak in mind.
(c) Sort of dead.
(d) Rigid and cold.

2. At the end of Chapter 2, what does Mac make a speech about that explains why his mother's house was set on fire?
(a) He was followed to his home one night.
(b) He made a speech about people starving.
(c) She was discovered to be related to Mac.
(d) She was housing Party members.

3. What does Mac tell Doc Burton about the strike situation?
(a) The strikers are guaranteed to prevail.
(b) They will need more than one doctor.
(c) It is the best situation he has seen in a long time.
(d) It is a delicate situation and someone could get easily hurt.

4. What does Dakin predict the growers will bring in if the workers organize a strike?
(a) Sympathizers.
(b) Scabs.
(c) Homeless people.
(d) Felons.

5. What is Mac's dream about the the strike and causing a lot of fuss?
(a) The whole district is organized by spring.
(b) The Growers' Association will dissolve.
(c) The Growers' Association will give in to their demands.
(d) The strikers will start their own association.

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

7. What does Jim decline to which Mac responds that Jim has no vices?
(a) A beer.
(b) A gun.
(c) A smoke.
(d) Cash.

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

9. What ordinance does Mac predict the county will pass in the event of a strike?
(a) Separate but equal rights for pickers.
(b) Congregation made illegal.
(c) Picking made illegal.
(d) Soliciting donations made illegal.

10. For what reason does Mac want reassurance from Doc Burton that he has no civil or legal problems?
(a) Reputation.
(b) His financial welfare.
(c) His job.
(d) Vulnerability.

11. How does London react to Mac's suggestion for someone else as general chairman?
(a) He agrees.
(b) He denies.
(c) He is infuriated.
(d) He leaves the Party.

12. Why is Dakin better off than most other migrant workers?
(a) His wife comes from a wealthy family.
(b) He works both sides.
(c) He does delivery work.
(d) He pays dues to the Valley men.

13. What does the orchard superintendent offer London in return for doing what he asks?
(a) A hefty severance sum.
(b) Immunity.
(c) A political position.
(d) A steady job.

14. What does Mac think turned the deal with Al's father about using his land as a camping ground for the strikers?
(a) Mac's relatability.
(b) The dogs.
(c) Offering of money.
(d) His admittance to being a red.

15. What do Jim and Mac catch a ride on at the beginning of Chapter 4?
(a) A cop car.
(b) A boat.
(c) The subway.
(d) A freight train.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does the orchard superintendent remind London is the judge?

3. How many people own and oversee the Growers' Association?

4. How does Dan feel about the group of strikers and union about to form?

5. What as Mac sent away for the previous night that he expects the next morning?

(see the answer keys)

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