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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who did Denny and Hamper listen to during their one elusively magical lunch break (pg 58)?
(a) Lesley Gore.
(b) Lynyrd Skynyrd.
(c) Sister Edward Irene.
(d) The Eagles.

2. Why was Hamper expelled from his Catholic high school?
(a) He refused to attend the daily mass.
(b) He had sworn at his history teacher.
(c) He was caught trying to skip class.
(d) He was caught rolling a joint in the library.

3. How many siblings did Joanie have?
(a) Eight.
(b) Eleven.
(c) Two.
(d) None.

4. According to Hamper, why did the nuns not care that he was a poor student?
(a) Their favorites were the obviously talented kids.
(b) They cared less about the children of factory workers.
(c) They were too old to care about much.
(d) They knew the school would produce many underachievers in exchange for a couple brilliant students.

5. What happened one day when Hamper left journalism class on drugs?
(a) He hit a tuba player in the marching band.
(b) He drove the wrong car out of the parking lot.
(c) He hit a parked car.
(d) He could not figure out how to turn the car on.

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

7. What music did Hamper and his coworkers listen to at work?
(a) Oldies.
(b) Country.
(c) Classic rock.
(d) Top 40's.

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

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

10. In the summer and fall of 1977, how many hours a day did Hamper work?
(a) Eight.
(b) Fourteen.
(c) Twelve.
(d) Nine.

11. Why did Hamper like spending time at Joanie's house?
(a) Her father was friendly and fair.
(b) She had no siblings.
(c) Her siblings were well-behaved.
(d) Her mother cooked great food.

12. What was the trickiest part of doubling-up, as Hamper and Dale did?
(a) Keeping up to speed.
(b) Explaining your partner's absence to the supervisor.
(c) Punching out.
(d) Punching in.

13. 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 had an on-going feud with an African-American man at work.
(d) He was genuinely racist.

14. At the factory, when was the most popular time to drink?
(a) Any time the person was on the clock.
(b) During the lunch break.
(c) Right before coming to work.
(d) While standing at the assembly line.

15. What was the most unusual thing about Bob-A-Lou?
(a) He never cursed.
(b) He had been married five times.
(c) He wore decent clothes to work.
(d) He never drank.

Short Answer Questions

1. What plans did Hamper and Dale have together for their careers?

2. What was the name of the new school that combined all local Catholic high schools?

3. What was the routine when Joanie visited Hamper's house?

4. What was Roy's plan for his job?

5. As told in Chapter Four, how much money did Hamper make while working at the factory?

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