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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Mac tell Jim that makes field work especially dangerous?
(a) Tear gas.
(b) Enraged policemen.
(c) The use of automatic weapons.
(d) American Legionnaires.

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

3. What does Mac have the men do after the birth so that they can share in the experience and participate.
(a) Gather blankets and pillows.
(b) Take pictures.
(c) Burn the birthing clothes.
(d) Document the birth in a journal.

4. At the end of Chapter 7, what does Mac warn will happen if Anderson's farm is touched at all?
(a) The men will lose faith.
(b) The Party will dissolve.
(c) The whole valley will burn.
(d) The men will gain more power.

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

6. For what reason does Jim tell Harry that he was jailed for a vagrancy charge?
(a) He was watching a radical's speech in the park.
(b) He had all of his belongings on him at the time.
(c) He was suspected of being a radical leader.
(d) He was hanging out with homeless people.

7. What does Mac tell Dick to do to raise bail for Joy?
(a) Open their safe with the secret stash of money.
(b) Ask for change on the street.
(c) Break into a local store.
(d) Round up sympathizers.

8. Why are prices inflated at the company store?
(a) Depression.
(b) Economic crisis.
(c) Tax inflation.
(d) Lack of competition.

9. What does Jim admit about the possibility of Lisa dying during the delivery process?
(a) It would have devastated the men.
(b) It would have been worth the gamble.
(c) London would never speak to him again.
(d) It was his greatest fear during the experience.

10. What was Dan's occupation before becoming a migrant crop worker?
(a) Crop supervisor.
(b) An engineer.
(c) A tree-topper.
(d) Biologist.

11. Who does the orchard superintendent remind London is the judge?
(a) Martin.
(b) Gillray.
(c) Doc Burton.
(d) Hunter.

12. What does Mac lament doing after the men who try to steal their paper leave?
(a) Not trying to get the men to join the Party.
(b) Soap-boxing to Jim.
(c) Bluffing to the men.
(d) Not fighting the men.

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

14. With what is Joy charged after making a speech on a street corner?
(a) Drunk and disorderly.
(b) Stabbing a cop in the shoulder with a pocketknife.
(c) Public disturbance.
(d) Taking a cop hostage.

15. What does Jim hear at the end of Chapter 6 before he falls asleep?
(a) A baby crying.
(b) A rooster crowing.
(c) Men conversing.
(d) An owl hooting.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what reason does Mac want reassurance from Doc Burton that he has no civil or legal problems?

2. Why does Jim think his mother died while he was in jail for a vagrancy charge?

3. What does Jim claim men can gain from doing such work that the Party has them do?

4. Why do Harry and Jim decide that using Jim's real name will not be detrimental to Jim's relatives?

5. Who stops Jim and Mac on their way back from Anderson's land?

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