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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What happens to Joe after he is taken to Pittsburgh?
(a) He is beaten up by thugs.
(b) He is accused of a crime.
(c) He dies.
(d) He is murdered.

2. According to the author, what is the birthright of a Slovak peasant?
(a) A paycheck and family.
(b) Freedom to worship.
(c) Endless poverty and oppression.
(d) A job and house.

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

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

5. Who rents a house to take in boarders?
(a) Dorta.
(b) Francka.
(c) George.
(d) Dobrejcak.

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

7. Who is Andy?
(a) George's brother.
(b) George's son.
(c) Borka's son.
(d) Francka's son.

8. How old is Mike Dobrejcak?
(a) Twenty-five.
(b) Thirty.
(c) Twenty-one.
(d) Forty.

9. Who applies for citizenship as soon as he becomes of age?
(a) George.
(b) Victor.
(c) Mike.
(d) Andrej.

10. What happens at the steel mill that worries George?
(a) There is a fire.
(b) The union disbands.
(c) His hours are cut.
(d) There is talk of a strike.

11. To whom does Carnegie sell his steel plants?
(a) Mike Dobrejcak.
(b) J.P. Morgan.
(c) Victor Kracha.
(d) Paul Caudle.

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

13. What produces pollution in Homestead?
(a) The steel mills.
(b) The railroad.
(c) Cars.
(d) A stagnant river.

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

15. What is George's wife's name?
(a) Francka.
(b) Elena.
(c) Zuska.
(d) Andrea.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the new corporation not tolerate?

2. What kind of business is George thinking about opening?

3. Who tells Zuska why George had to walk to New York after arriving in America?

4. On what day does Zuska get married?

5. How long has Dobrejcak been in America?

(see the answer keys)

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