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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Jim see as the similarity between his father and Joy?
(a) They were both hit too many times in the head.
(b) They both understood what the Party needs.
(c) They were/are willing to die for the Party.
(d) They simply like to fight.

2. What mysterious story from his childhood does Jim reminisce about in the beginning of Chapter 2?
(a) How the Party first came into existence.
(b) His sister's disappearance in school.
(c) A public hanging of a Party member.
(d) The raids on his neighbor's houses.

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

4. What musical instrument is heard at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) A harmonica.
(b) A violin.
(c) A guitar.
(d) A drum.

5. What nickname does London give Mac that sticks?
(a) Duke.
(b) Captain.
(c) Sarg.
(d) Doc.

6. What does Mac claim will do Jim no good without on-the-scene training and experience?
(a) All of the books he has read.
(b) Passion for the cause.
(c) Physical ability.
(d) Hatred for the rat race.

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

8. What does Jim tell Mac influenced him to join the Party?
(a) The numerous books he has read.
(b) A distaste for ordinary, meaningless life.
(c) The five men he met in jail.
(d) His father's meaningless death.

9. Who does the checker try to bribe for information at the beginning of Chapter 6?
(a) Mac.
(b) London.
(c) Jim.
(d) Dakin.

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

11. What strategy does Mac use when thinking about striking?
(a) Immediate and decisive.
(b) The long view.
(c) Guerilla tactics.
(d) The band aid theory.

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

13. For what reason does Mac want reassurance from Doc Burton that he has no civil or legal problems?
(a) Reputation.
(b) Vulnerability.
(c) His financial welfare.
(d) His 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) His admittance to being a red.
(d) Offering of money.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who approaches Jim and Mac saying that the committee wants a report?

2. At the end of Chapter 7, what does Mac warn will happen if Anderson's farm is touched at all?

3. At the end of Chapter 2, what does Mac make a speech about that explains why his mother's house was set on fire?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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