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?
Mac states that he uses whatever materials are at hand to accomplish a goal. How does the birthing scene in Chapter 4 exemplify this statement he makes? What is his main goal and how is the birthing scene a foreshadowing of what is to come? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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.
Jim and Doc Burton discuss religion in Chapter 11. Jim's devotion to the cause is almost a religious devotion which Doc Burton points out; however Jim recoils at the idea of religion. How are these two characters similar yet different? How does this conversation shed light on those similarities and differences? Write an essay that compares and contrasts Doc Burton and Jim, using the conversation in Chapter 11 as the anchor for the argument.
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