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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Oftentimes, when was a woman placed on the assembly line?
(a) Whenever she wanted because there was no gender difference.
(b) When the previous two workers had been seen doubling up their tasks.
(c) When management had no one else to do the job.
(d) When the work was easy.

2. As Hamper began high school, what was his only plan for his life?
(a) To drink and sleep with lots of girls.
(b) Not to work at GM or become a drunkard.
(c) To work at GM like his ancestors.
(d) To become a sensational radio personality.

3. How did management generally run the factory?
(a) Every rule must be followed completely.
(b) Follow the letter of the law but not necessarily the spirit.
(c) Hear no evil, see no evil.
(d) Any employee who's a favorite can do whatever he wants.

4. What motivated Hamper to make the honor roll during his freshmen year of high school?
(a) His dream of becoming an ambulance driver.
(b) An attraction to girls.
(c) A desire to get out of Flint.
(d) A desire not to disappoint his mother.

5. What did Hamper discover when he began to write poetry?
(a) Girls liked him.
(b) The teachers liked him better.
(c) He could escape the monotony of life.
(d) He got better grade.

6. Why did Hamper's dad often denounce African-Americans?
(a) He wanted to raise his children to be white supremacists.
(b) He wanted to deflect his guilt onto someone else.
(c) He was genuinely racist.
(d) He had an on-going feud with an African-American man at work.

7. How long was Hamper given to learn his job?
(a) Two day.
(b) One day.
(c) One week.
(d) Three days.

8. According to Hamper, what percentage of Flint was linked to the auto factories?
(a) 66.5.
(b) 50.
(c) 23.5.
(d) 10.

9. How was Hamper's new high school significantly different from his old one?
(a) Most of the kids were motivated to get good careers.
(b) Most of the kids were middle-class.
(c) Most of the kids were not middle-class.
(d) Most of the kids were not religious.

10. How much time was required for an employee to secure his job at GM?
(a) Six months.
(b) Thirty days.
(c) Ninety days.
(d) Seven days.

11. How did Hamper and Joanie overcome their initial shyness toward each other?
(a) By going to concerts.
(b) By taking drugs.
(c) By spending time.
(d) By failing history.

12. Why did the supervisors add another task to Hamper and Dale's job?
(a) They wanted to make an example of the men.
(b) They wanted to test the men's speed.
(c) They thought the men could handle another task.
(d) They wanted to break up their system.

13. At the end of Chapter Four, where was Hamper writing the book?
(a) In his kitchen.
(b) In a bar.
(c) In a drafty shed.
(d) In his girlfriend's living room.

14. What car part did Hamper's father install at the factory?
(a) The bumper.
(b) The dash wires.
(c) The windshield.
(d) The wheel rivets.

15. What did Franklin write on napkins and bits of paper?
(a) Magazine articles.
(b) Poetry.
(c) Hate letters.
(d) Bible verses.

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately how long was Hamper's father gone?

2. What did Hamper's mom hope he'd do once he finished high school?

3. How much money did Hamper make painting apartments?

4. What was the trickiest part of doubling-up, as Hamper and Dale did?

5. What was the most unusual thing about Bob-A-Lou?

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