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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 admit to feeling good about at the end of Chapter 4?
(a) Getting the men to work together.
(b) Keeping the mother alive.
(c) Sterilizing the pocketknife.
(d) Delivering the baby successfully.

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

3. Who does Jim claim is his reason for wanting to join the Party?
(a) No one.
(b) His father.
(c) His mother.
(d) Harry.

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

5. What are the only two punishments of the Party?
(a) Physical punishment and solitary confinement.
(b) Reprimand and expulsion.
(c) Lecture and punishment.
(d) Hard labor and fines.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Al express concern about while Jim and Mac eat at his Lunch Wagon?

2. Why is Dakin better off than most other migrant workers?

3. Who do Mac and Jim convince Al of letting them meet while at his Lunch Wagon?

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

5. What group of people does Dan reminisce about to Jim and Mac?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the sounds playing at the end of Chapter 6?

2. What does the orchard superintendent tell London to do?

3. Why does Joy remind Jim of his father?

4. Why, according to Mac at the end of Chapter 7, will the whole valley burn if Anderson's farm is touched?

5. Why does Jim think his mother died?

6. In Chapter 7, why does Mac need Doc Burton to come and stay on the campsite with the strikers?

7. Why was Jim put in jail before coming to Harry?

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. Why does Jim not mind the hard work and life of Party members that Harry explains to him?

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