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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. Why is Lisa a little embarrassed when Jim stops to talk to her?
3. At the end of Chapter 12, who takes over during London's speech as he stumbles over his words?
4. How much does Bolter, the new president of the fruit Growers' Association, offer to raise the wages of the strikers?
5. What does Mac want from the strike chairman after seeing the false newspaper headline?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Joy's death in Chapter 9 solidify the men in their cause?
2. What is the big mistake Mac claims that the vigilantes made in Chapter 9?
3. What does Doc Burton admire about Mac's speech during Joy's funeral?
4. What does Dick agree with Mac on concerning Joy's death?
5. What reasoning does Doc Burton give for why he is working so hard for the Party but is not a Party member?
6. At the beginning of Chapter 8, what kinds of necessities are built on the campsite.
7. 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?
8. Why does Mac decide against leaving Joy's coffin open during the funeral?
9. After Jim tells a group of men about Joy being a kind of labor leader, what do they say in return?
10. What does the paper say about the strikers at the beginning of Chapter 14?
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
Chapter 12 can be characterized almost completely by dry and depressing adjectives and images. How does the chapter begin and end? What images are presented to create this somber, depressing, hopeless tone? Scour through the chapter and pick out specific quotations that show how this tone is expressed by Steinbeck and then construct a well-written essay explaining why you think this chapter is characterized in such a way. What is going on at this point in the novel? Use specific information from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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