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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 happens when a woman striker is shot?
(a) Tateh gets elected leader.
(b) The workers attack the police.
(c) The strike leaders are arrested for complicity.
(d) The militia is called away.

2. Who did Houdini meet at a private function thrown by Mr. Stuyvesant Fish?
(a) Theodore Dreiser.
(b) Tavinia Warren Thumb.
(c) Al Jolson.
(d) P. T. Barnum.

3. What type of labor was favored in the factories then?
(a) Child labor.
(b) Black labor.
(c) Irish labor.
(d) Female labor.

4. What does Father notice as the expedition sails out of the harbor?
(a) How the temperature is already dropping.
(b) A rag ship arraving with new immigrants.
(c) A fireworks display in thier honor.
(d) The U.S. Navy escort ship.

5. What does Father find on Mother's bedside table?
(a) A love note from the grocer.
(b) A shocking Victorian novel.
(c) A pamphlet written by Emma Goldman.
(d) A bottle of brandy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is the train headed?

2. What is Goldman's political stance?

3. Why is the girl tied by a rope to the old man's wrists?

4. Where does The Boy get some of Tateh's silhouettes?

5. Who will be speaking at the meeting Evelyn goes to with Tateh and the girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does newspaperman Riis find when he goes to the docks to interview Stanford white about housing for the poor?

2. How does Evelyn lose The Girl?

3. What is the gossip about Evelyn's disappearances to visit The Girl?

4. What infatuation comes over Mother's Younger brother?

5. What becomes the fashion among the rich in turn of the century America?

6. What causes Harry K. Shaw to propose marriage to Evelyn Nesbit?

7. What does The Boy think bronze statues are?

8. What does The boy see Mother do in the back garden?

9. How is Father sent off on his trip with the Perry expedition to the North Pole?

10. What is Evelyn doing with Younger Brother after Tateh and The girl leave?

(see the answer keys)

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