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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Barbara doesn't even apply for ___________ since she knows she doesn't have the clothing for this type of work.
(a) Office work
(b) Factory work
(c) Retail work
(d) Management positions

2. Who does Barbara have to talk about when it comes to the result of her test?
(a) A police officer
(b) Manager
(c) The loss prevention team
(d) Sam Walton

3. The author concludes that the hiring process is designed to ____________ workers down and make them agree to anything.
(a) Force
(b) Strip
(c) Keep
(d) Push

4. What is the title of the job Barbara takes at the Woodcrest residential facility, an elder care facility?
(a) Dietary aid
(b) Housekeeper
(c) Medical assistant
(d) Nurse's aide

5. What is interesting about the test Barbara takes when she applies at Wal-Mart again?
(a) There is no record of her last test
(b) It's not the same as the last one she took
(c) She gets answers 'wrong'
(d) She fails the test and gets thrown out

Short Answer Questions

1. At the Wal-Mart job fair, Barbara fills out a long test which seems to push her into claiming total ___________ and complete obedience.

2. Barbara begins to realize that she is acting like an unhappy __________ when she argues with another worker at Wal-Mart.

3. When any employees does something for his or herself instead of for the store, Wal-Mart calls them a ____________.

4. How long does the shift at Menards turn out to be when they call again the next day before she goes to work?

5. Wal-Mart contends that _______ take money from workers and risk the wages of workers

Short Essay Questions

1. When Barbara's skin breaks out in an odd rash, what does her boss seem to think the problem is?

2. What is the one upside of the Twin Lakes apartment that compels Barbara to sign up for a lease there?

3. What is the story of Caroline, the women Barbara uses as a guide to her own difficult situation in Minneapolis?

4. Why so the Maids think that the job they are offering is easy for someone to learn and to do?

5. Describe what 'time theft' is according to Wal-Mart and its slick produced videos that the author watches during orientation.

6. What does the unattractive young cook at the elder care facility reveal to Barbara as they are out on a smoke break?

7. After Barbara takes her drug test, what does she do in terms of her job hunting?

8. What are the workers in Portland, Maine expected to do as the wages seem to be falling between $6 and $7 an hour?

9. What surprises Barbara about the cleaning method of The Maids, as described in the book?

10. What is Barbara's living arrangement when she first gets into town in Minneapolis?

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