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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are Eddie and Maxie drinking after the card game?
(a) Root beer.
(b) Beer.
(c) Wine.
(d) Cream soda.

2. Where is Mack's cell?
(a) Across the street from Frank the Flower.
(b) Directly across from Frank the Flower.
(c) On the floor above Frank the Flower.
(d) Right beside Frank the Flower.

3. What is the first point of the manifesto signed by the truck drivers of the city?
(a) That all pushcart vendors be arrested.
(b) That Maxie Hammerman be arrested.
(c) That pushcart vendors be fined for the flats they caused.
(d) That the Mayor step down from his office.

4. What prompts the many letters to the editor about the pushcarts?
(a) The photo of Mack hitting Morris the Florist.
(b) The story of Mack hitting General Anna.
(c) The story of Mack hitting Frank the Flower.
(d) The photo of Mack hitting Harry the Hot Dog.

5. How many people does the Mayor say signed the manifesto?
(a) Five.
(b) Five thousand.
(c) Fifty.
(d) Fifty thousand.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the recording of the interview between the Police Commissioner and Maxie Hammerman?

2. How many police cars are sent to the scene at Beecker Street?

3. Why is Mack arrested?

4. Where do the pushcart vendors meet to discuss the situation?

5. What plot is the result of a meeting by The Three.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Maxie Hammerman say when the Police Commissioner asks why Maxie is called the Pushcart King?

2. List two ways the movie of the pushcart war differed from the actual events.

3. Who is Alice Myles and what is Maxie Hammerman's reaction to her?

4. Why is the truce so much harder on the pushcart vendors than on the truck drivers?

5. What does Maxie Hammerman tell the pushcart vendors they must do now, and what is the significance of that order to Mr. Jerusalem?

6. What is Maxie's theory of war with regard to money?

7. What does the Police Commissioner say is wrong with following the demands of the truckers?

8. What is the attitude of Mayor Emmet P. Cudd to the many letters to the editor being printed in the newspapers?

9. What happens to Morris the Florist during the march?

10. Why does Maxie Hammerman say he won't give the shorthand notes on the meeting of The Three to the newspaper?

(see the answer keys)

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