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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 dies.
(b) He is accused of a crime.
(c) He is beaten up by thugs.
(d) He is murdered.

2. How many hours per day do the mill workers work?
(a) Twelve.
(b) Eighteen.
(c) Fourteen.
(d) Ten.

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

4. How does George help Zuska?
(a) He pays for her son's doctor.
(b) He finds her another job.
(c) He gives her money to pay bills.
(d) He finds her a larger place to live.

5. Who has "the decency to stay away" from the funeral?
(a) Zuska.
(b) George.
(c) Francka.
(d) Dorta.

6. According to George's conversation with Zuska, what is lost in a haystack?
(a) His green card.
(b) His mill identification card.
(c) His money.
(d) His immigrant papers.

7. At the beginning of Part 2, Chapter 1, what year is it?
(a) 1900.
(b) 1903.
(c) 1915.
(d) 1895.

8. Who is Borka?
(a) Elena's sister.
(b) Andrej's sister.
(c) George's sister.
(d) Francka's mother.

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

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

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

12. Who is Djuro?
(a) George's boss.
(b) George's brother-in-law.
(c) George's firstborn son.
(d) George's friend.

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

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

15. How long has Dobrejcak been in America?
(a) Twenty years.
(b) Five years.
(c) One year.
(d) Eleven years.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Part 1, Chapter 11, what does Joe tell George while they are on their way to work?

2. Where does George secure a mill job after the union is broken?

3. On what day does Zuska get married?

4. Why does Mrs. Mihula live in Braddock?

5. Who buys a house in Munhall Hollow?

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