Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Jim want to join the Party?
2. What group of people does Dan reminisce about to Jim and Mac?
3. What does Jim see as the similarity between his father and Joy?
4. What does Mac say is needed on the strikers' camping site in order to keep the camp legal?
5. Who does the orchard superintendent remind London is the judge?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does group man take over in Sam and Jim's group?
2. Why does Mac want to make sure that Doc Burton has no legal or civil problems?
3. Why does Dakin call Mac cold-blooded?
4. How does Mac convince Anderson to let them use his land as a camping ground for the strikers?
5. In Chapter 5, what does Old Dan predict happening with the group of strikers in Torgas Valley? What does he mean by "water heaving before the boil"?
6. Why does Mac have the clothes burned after helping Lisa give birth?
7. After Jim tells a group of men about Joy being a kind of labor leader, what do they say in return?
8. Why does Al use his business and his father's land to explain why he does not want to join the cause?
9. Why does Mac decide against leaving Joy's coffin open during the funeral?
10. What does the orchard superintendent tell London to do?
Violence plays a key role throughout "In Dubious Battle." Both sides of the strike employ violence, sometimes differently but, towards the end of the novel, quite similarly. Describe how both sides of the fight use violence and how their use of violence ultimately amounts to little. Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Steinbeck wrote "In Dubious Battle" during the McCarthy era and was even blacklisted himself. How is this book specifically written for its social context? How does the suspicion of spies, the fear of being blacklisted, and turncoats within the novel resonate with what is going on in Steinbeck's contemporary period? Write an essay describing the parallels between the novel and Steinbeck's life.
London and Mac both assume leadership roles among the men throughout the novel. Who is truly the better choice? Why? What attributes do these two men have that are advantages for a leader and disadvantages for a leader? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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