The Pushcart War Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is it that gives away boxes of tacks to his customers?
(a) General Anna.
(b) The Mayor.
(c) Harry Hot Dog.
(d) Mr. Jerusalem.

2. Who is the only person in New York who might know how many pushcarts there are in the city?
(a) Frank the Flower.
(b) Morris the Florist.
(c) Maxie Hammerman.
(d) Buddy Wiser.

3. Who does Maxie say has the record for the most hits?
(a) General Anna.
(b) Mr. Jerusalem.
(c) Harry the Hot Dog.
(d) Frank the Flower.

4. How does Carlos present his idea to the rest of the pushcart vendors?
(a) He just tells them.
(b) Maxie Hammerman translates for him.
(c) He gives a demonstration.
(d) He writes it down.

5. Who is causing the next round of truck flats?
(a) Children.
(b) Harry the Hot Dog.
(c) All the pushcart vendors.
(d) General Anna.

6. Who is the driver of the truck that hits the first truck of the pushcart war?
(a) Mark the Pickle Seller.
(b) Morris the Florist.
(c) Marvin Seely.
(d) Albert P. Mack.

7. What does Professor Lyman Cumberly say prompted the pushcart war?
(a) Wenda Gambling's remark about the big trucks.
(b) Freddie the Florist's bad attitude.
(c) The number of trucks on the streets.
(d) The heat.

8. How many tacks are purchased the day after the tax is repealed?
(a) Over 800,000 pounds.
(b) Over 800,000 tacks.
(c) Over 800,000 dollars worth.
(d) Over 80 pounds.

9. How many Mighty Mammoths does the mayor use to blockage entrances into the city?
(a) Twenty-Nine.
(b) Ninty-three.
(c) Nine.
(d) Nineteen.

10. Why does Wenda Gambling say there is a traffic problem in New York?
(a) There are too many big trucks.
(b) There are too many immovable objects.
(c) There are too many taxis.
(d) There are too many pedestrians.

11. What does Morris the Florist begin offering at a discount to children under ten?
(a) Pea shooters.
(b) Pins.
(c) Flowers suitable for hat bands.
(d) Peas.

12. Who are the last motorists to become frightened of the trucks?
(a) The pushcart vendors.
(b) The movie stars.
(c) The taxi drivers.
(d) The pedestrians.

13. What is on the truck that's involved in the first incident of the pushcart war?
(a) Ninety bunches of daffodils.
(b) Ninety dozen piano stools.
(c) Nineteen hundred pickles.
(d) Ninety dozen donuts.

14. What does Wenda Gambling have to eat on the night after she gets stuck behind the truck?
(a) Oatmeal cookies.
(b) Dry oatmeal.
(c) Nothing.
(d) Peanut butter.

15. What is the Pea Tack Squad looking at when they discover Wenda Gambling's order for peas?
(a) The company's telephone records.
(b) The canceled checks.
(c) The bags of peas.
(d) The company ledgers.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the purpose of the spotters who ride on the hoods of some trucks?

2. When does Joey Kafflis make entries into a diary?

3. How many days pass after Frank's arrest without a flat?

4. Behind what kind of truck does Wenda Gambling get stuck?

5. What is it that makes the Police Commissioner think Frank is a crackpot?

(see the answer keys)

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