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Thomas Bell (novelist)
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is George's first main job in America?
(a) Maintaining factory equipment.
(b) Maintaining the railroad.
(c) Building locomotives.
(d) Working in a steel mill.

2. Who marries Steve Radilla?
(a) Mary.
(b) Dorta.
(c) Borka.
(d) Zuska.

3. Which town does George arrive in after walking with only fifty cents in his pocket?
(a) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
(b) White Haven, Pennsylvania.
(c) Paramus, New Jersey.
(d) Rochester, New York.

4. At first, how many rooms do George and Elena rent?
(a) Four.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

5. Who is Mike's younger brother?
(a) Victor.
(b) Joe.
(c) Paul.
(d) John.

6. How long does it take George to repay the loan for his trip to America?
(a) Three months.
(b) Two years.
(c) Six months.
(d) One year.

7. According to Zuska's sister, who will Zuska probably marry?
(a) Carnegie.
(b) Mike.
(c) A boarder.
(d) George's brother.

8. Who surrenders after the trouble at the steel mills?
(a) Pinkerton guards.
(b) Carnegie.
(c) Union workers.
(d) Frick.

9. Who buys a house in Munhall Hollow?
(a) Dubik.
(b) Dorta.
(c) Francka.
(d) George.

10. As soon as George receives his first pay, what does he do?
(a) He visits Dobrejcaik.
(b) He quits his job.
(c) He visits Dubik.
(d) He gets drunk.

11. Why does George have to walk from New York to Pennsylvania?
(a) He is robbed.
(b) He spends most of his money on a party.
(c) He gives most of his money to a fellow immigrant.
(d) He loses the money by gambling.

12. Who is talking with George in Dorta's kitchen about leaving the steel mills?
(a) Mike.
(b) Victor.
(c) Joe.
(d) Andrej.

13. Who does George visit to talk to about his regrets?
(a) A friend.
(b) A priest.
(c) Zuska.
(d) Borka.

14. What effect is Zuska having on George after she reappears?
(a) He begins to have financial problems.
(b) He becomes rude to customers.
(c) He considers an extra-marital affair.
(d) He begins to drink heavily.

15. Who receives an apology from Elena?
(a) George.
(b) Dorta.
(c) Francka.
(d) Zuska.

Short Answer Questions

1. What investment does George make with his spare cash?

2. Who from George's past enters his shop one day?

3. Where is George Kracha bound for in America?

4. At the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 11, what kind of transportation is George using to go to work?

5. Why does George show little interest in politics?

(see the answer keys)

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