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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. How does Doc Burton view civil disobedience and strikes?
2. What does Mac want from the strike chairman after seeing the false newspaper headline?
3. Why is Dan seeming to lose his mind, according to Doc Burton?
4. What does Mac hope will happen once again, the same as with Burke, to incite the men to fight?
5. What does Sam claim to be blacklisted as?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does group man take over in Sam and Jim's group?
2. What happens to London when an outside agitator tries to turn the crowd against him?
3. What is the big mistake Mac claims that the vigilantes made in Chapter 9?
4. What does the false headline in the paper claim that infuriates Mac?
5. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what kinds of necessities are built on the campsite.
6. What reasoning does Doc Burton give for why he is working so hard for the Party but is not a Party member?
7. Why does Doc Burton make the remark about shooting Mac if he were the boss of the other side?
8. Why does Mac decide against leaving Joy's coffin open during the funeral?
9. To whom does Jim attribute his cool demeanor when London praises him for it?
10. Why does Dakin call Mac cold-blooded?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Jim directs the sacrifice of the cows in Chapter 13. How does this sacrifice and the total transformation of the men into group man reinforce one another? Why and how does the sacrifice reinforce group man within the narrative? How has the tone among the men and within the camp transformed into something different at this point? Cite specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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