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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does London do to an outside agitator that tries to get the crowd to attack him?
2. How many men does it take to pick and clear Anderson's crop?
3. What does Doc Burton say he is almost out of?
4. Who is elected squad leader?
5. What are the deputies on the road complaining about and might start shooting back at?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
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
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.
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