Out of This Furnace Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Part 4, Chapter 7, what do mill workers want in regards to their union?
(a) Higher pay.
(b) Union recognition.
(c) Lower fees.
(d) Shorter work hours.

2. According to Mikie, what could threaten Dobie's job?
(a) Automation.
(b) Strikes.
(c) World War II.
(d) Economy.

3. At the beginning of Part 4, Chapter 11, what is happening to union membership?
(a) Union membership is decreasing.
(b) Union membership is neither increasing or decreasing.
(c) Union membership is increasing.
(d) Union membership is abolished.

4. Why are people standing around Dobie and Julie's house when they arrive home after shopping?
(a) George has collapsed.
(b) A union sign is in the front yard.
(c) George is drunk in the front yard.
(d) Graffiti has been written on their house.

5. Why does George collect accident compensation?
(a) George breaks his leg.
(b) George is run over by a car.
(c) George fractures his arm.
(d) George has a car accident.

6. Who does Dobie pick up at the train station for George's funeral?
(a) Francka.
(b) Mikie.
(c) Agnes.
(d) Anna.

7. What purchase puts Dobie and Julie back in debt?
(a) A sewing machine.
(b) A washing machine.
(c) A television.
(d) A refrigerator.

8. What is provided to the workers by the steel mill on election day?
(a) Time off to vote.
(b) Free lunches.
(c) Sample ballots.
(d) Campaign handouts.

9. What happens to George that awakens Dobie and Julie in the middle of the night?
(a) George has another stroke.
(b) George is sleepwalking.
(c) George wanders away from the house.
(d) George suffers a heart attack.

10. According to Dobie, which item needs to be purchased next?
(a) A washing machine.
(b) A stove.
(c) A television.
(d) A refrigerator.

11. Who visits Mary and Mike in the spring?
(a) Paul Caudle.
(b) Joe Perovsky.
(c) George.
(d) Borka.

12. Who forms the Committee for Industrial Organization?
(a) Dobie.
(b) John I. Lewis.
(c) Harry F. Burke.
(d) John Hagerty.

13. Who has the union groups' charters revoked?
(a) Flack.
(b) Amalgamated Steel Company.
(c) A. F. I.
(d) Tighe.

14. How does Dobie support himself during the layoffs?
(a) He gambles at the local speakeasy.
(b) He does illegal utility hook-ups.
(c) He joins the Mafia.
(d) He sells newspapers.

15. What company is Dobie's first employer in Detroit?
(a) U.S. Steel.
(b) Ford Motor.
(c) Goodyear.
(d) The Chrysler Plant.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Julie tell Dobie after George's funeral?

2. Why is Dobie against company unions?

3. Who suggests that Mary should remarry soon?

4. What event is causing economic conditions to worsen in the factories and mills?

5. With how many children has Mike left Mary?

(see the answer keys)

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