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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. Where is the recording of the interview between the Police Commissioner and Maxie Hammerman?
(a) The New York City Police Department.
(b) Destroyed.
(c) Filed with the newspapers.
(d) Maxie's office.

2. What does Papa Paretz give each of the truck drivers who agree to their terms?
(a) A hot dog.
(b) A handful of flowers.
(c) A bag of pretzels.
(d) An apple and a pear.

3. What is the date of the opening of the Pushcart Peace Conference?
(a) July 4.
(b) May 12.
(c) July 5.
(d) July 13.

4. What does the Police Commissioner advise the Mayor to do?
(a) Arrest all the truck drivers.
(b) Arrest The Three.
(c) Declare a war.
(d) Declare a truce.

5. What does General Anna say should be a condition of the peace?
(a) That there be no trucks in the city.
(b) That there be only taxis in the city.
(c) That there be only trains in the city.
(d) That there be only big trucks in the city.

Short Answer Questions

1. What role does General Anna say she wants to play in the plan proposed by Mr. Jerusalem?

2. What does Maxie Hammerman buy for General Anna on the day of the Peace March?

3. What prompts the many letters to the editor about the pushcarts?

4. What time do the pushcart vendors assemble for the march?

5. What is the title of the newspaper article that says the pushcart war is over?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the plan presented by Mr. Jerusalem?

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

3. What is the Flower Formula and what does Professor Cumberly say could be done with that formula?

4. What are some of the complaints posed by the letters to the editor?

5. How does Maxie explain his consistent winnings at the poker table?

6. How does Maxie Hammerman explain away the notations he'd made on the map about the names of pushcart vendors and the numbers?

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

8. How do the notes come to the attention of the pushcart vendors?

9. What is Mack's reaction to being locked up so close to Frank the Flower?

10. Describe the meeting between the truck drivers and the pushcart vendors led by Harry Hot Dog and Mr. Jerusalem.

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