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

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

3. What does Al express concern about while Jim and Mac eat at his Lunch Wagon?
(a) Losing customers.
(b) Purges within the Party.
(c) His father's crop.
(d) The impending strike.

4. What does Mac give to Joy so that he stops bothering Jim's typing?
(a) A book on political warfare.
(b) A copy of New Masses.
(c) A documentary film on the Party.
(d) A letter from his family.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is projected that the county will do if the strikers begin to picket?

2. What is Mac's dream about the the strike and causing a lot of fuss?

3. What was Dan's occupation before becoming a migrant crop worker?

4. At the end of Chapter 1, what does Harry predict will happen to Jim?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Mac explain the process of a strike to Jim?

2. What is the specific situation that occurred that Mac recounts as the reason for why Joy is "screwy."

3. What reason does Jim give Harry wanting to join the Party?

4. Why does Mac say that if Lisa had died the birthing experience would still have been worthwhile?

5. Why is field work so dangerous, according to Mac?

6. Why does Jim think his mother died?

7. How does Mac use the analogy of running new hunting dogs with old timers with Jim?

8. In Chapter 2, Jim reminisces about mysterious happenings during his childhood; how did this, according to Jim, affect his mother?

9. In Chapter 4, how is Mac's claim that the man who tries to scare you is usually scared of you an analogy to the strike?

10. What is the situation in Torgas Valley with the Growers' Association and the pickers?

(see the answer keys)

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