In Dubious Battle Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who leaves the camp to go sleep in the hospital?

2. What is delivered by truck to the camp?

3. What does Doc Burton describe as taking over during mob action?

4. From whom does Jim claim he got his calm and cool demeanor?

5. Who decides to join the Party?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do the cows, bull calf, and lima beans for the strikers come from?

2. To whom does Jim attribute his cool demeanor when London praises him for it?

3. What happens after Sam burns Hunter's house as retaliation for the vigilantes burning Anderson's farm.

4. Why does Dakin call Mac cold-blooded?

5. What happens towards the end of Chapter 9 that Mac is blamed for?

6. In Chapter 13, how does the reader see that there is a thin line between the migrant workers and the townspeople during the funeral march?

7. What reasoning does Doc Burton give for why he is working so hard for the Party but is not a Party member?

8. Why is Dan appearing to be losing his mind when Jim goes to speak with him?

9. What does the paper say about the strikers at the beginning of Chapter 14?

10. How does Joy's death in Chapter 9 solidify the men in their cause?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is group man? How is it its own character although it is a collective of people? How is group man different from the individual? How does the collective become an additional danger to the outside dangers already present to the men? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

In Chapters 1 and 2 the reader learns more about the Party, who the members are, and what the organization is like. Use information from the first two chapters to discuss what clues are given to show the grassroots of the men in the Party, their social status, their education, and the level of their organization. How does the information help shape the reader's thoughts about the Party?

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 10, Sam savagely beats up one of the checkers before Jim is shot. Can the reader feel sympathy for the checker and the other side of the battle? Why, or why not? Think about social context, war tactics and the mentality of either side. Can both sides have sympathy from the reader? Use examples from the text to support your answer.

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