The Pushcart War Test | Final Test - Hard

Jean Merrill
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How many people does the Mayor say signed the manifesto?

2. What kind of truck is Mack driving?

3. What is the name of the lady who takes notes that become known as the Portlette Papers?

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

5. How many pushcarts are destroyed?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is it that goes through Mack's mind and makes him crash into the pushcarts?

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

5. Why does Miriam Portlette take notes of the meeting of The Three?

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

7. What is the reaction of the pushcart vendors after Maxie is arrested?

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

9. List at least four of the conditions of the peace treaty.

10. What does Frank know about the pushcart war and how does he know these details?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Who are The Three? What are their lives like in the city? What details are given about each of them to describe their personalities?

Essay Topic 2

Describe the poker game arranged by Maxie Hammerman. Who attends? Why are each of them in attendance?

Essay Topic 3

Who is the Pushcart King? What is his role in the lives of the vendors? There's another person interested in his work as the story draws to a close. Who is that person and what does the Pushcart King think about it?

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