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. Why is Lisa a little embarrassed when Jim stops to talk to her?

2. Why does Mac think he should put Joy on public display during the funeral march?

3. What are the squads of men being sent out to do?

4. What reminds Mac that Doc Burton needs protection in the camp?

5. How does Doc Burton view civil disobedience and strikes?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Dakin incarcerated for biting a cop?

2. What does the false headline in the paper claim that infuriates Mac?

3. What does Sam brag about to Jim when they go out in a group together?

4. Why does Doc Burton make the remark about shooting Mac if he were the boss of the other side?

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

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

7. Why does Mac decide against leaving Joy's coffin open during the funeral?

8. 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?

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

10. Why does Mac put Doc Burton in a tent with ten armed guards to protect him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

In Chapter 11, Doc Burton marvels at the mass of contradictions he notices in Mac, such as having "clear vision and rose-colored glasses." Point out and discuss these contradictions. Where do these contradictions come from specifically in the novel? Are these contradictions valid? Which side is the true Mac? Which side will ultimately prevail? Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Jim is the protagonist and the system is the antagonist. Support this statement with specific examples from the text that show this contrast and the nature of the relationship between the two.

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