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Multiple Choice Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 10, why did Moore not want to move to San Francisco?
(a) He loved Flint.
(b) He was hesitant about the career move.
(c) He hated change.
(d) He hated California.

2. How much money would Hamper make writing articles for Mother Jones?
(a) $2 per word.
(b) $100 per article.
(c) $850 per article.
(d) $4000 per year.

3. What was Dave's attitude toward humanity?
(a) He liked people only if they benefited him directly.
(b) He disliked everyone, often including Hamper.
(c) He ignored people.
(d) He was sociable and outgoing.

4. Who was the first person to call Hamper after The Wall Street Journal article was printed?
(a) A Flint television station.
(b) A book agent.
(c) His father.
(d) A guy from high school he had never liked.

5. What was Hamper's problem with his job on the axle line?
(a) He thought he should not work first shift.
(b) He was not strong enough.
(c) He was too short.
(d) He could not figure out the progression.

6. Why was Hamper given a $2,700 check?
(a) Disability payment because he had injured his back at work.
(b) Bonus for restarting his job at GM.
(c) Bonus from a bill Jimmy Carter had put through.
(d) Incentive to come back to work at GM, since he was already trained.

7. What did Hamper do during his vacation?
(a) Promoted his cover story for Mother Jones.
(b) Went to San Francisco to visit Moore.
(c) Slept in and drank beer.
(d) Went to Chicago because he'd never been there before.

8. How was Paul injured on the Rivet Line?
(a) He dropped the skid plate on his foot.
(b) He tore the arteries in his left wrist.
(c) He sliced his arm to the bone.
(d) He tore the tendons and arteries in his right wrist.

9. What incentive did management offer if the assembly line kept the quality high?
(a) A new Ford truck.
(b) A personal drinking glass.
(c) A gift card to the local grocery store.
(d) An extra day of vacation.

10. How did Hamper's supervisor feel when he needed to leave work early because of his breakdown?
(a) The supervisor said he didn't believe Hamper.
(b) Hamper was too stressed to notice the supervisor's response.
(c) The supervisor was highly concerned.
(d) The supervisor was angry at being shorthanded.

11. Why did Hamper not want to write about being a shop-rat, in an article for the Flint Voice?
(a) He thought the topic was boring.
(b) He thought it would be too much work.
(c) He wanted to pretend work was better than it actually was.
(d) He did not want his coworkers to be offended.

12. What victory did Hamper enjoy, though the Olympic gold medal wasn't real?
(a) He was working ahead so that he could take a break.
(b) The clock hand moved a couple more minutes.
(c) He was the fastest worker on the Rivet Line.
(d) He had beaten a personal record for one truck.

13. Why was Moore fired from Mother Jones?
(a) He refused to curb his sharp tongue.
(b) He brought poor writers into the magazine.
(c) He was in Flint more than in San Francisco.
(d) He constantly clashed with the managing editor.

14. Why did Hamper refuse to enroll in an outpatient mental health center?
(a) It would have meant drinking less.
(b) That would mean interacting with people.
(c) He did not have the money for it at the time.
(d) He did not want to just because his doctor insisted on it.

15. What did Hamper find most irritating about the message board?
(a) It was directly in his line of vision.
(b) It only told him uninteresting stuff he already knew.
(c) It flashed a shade of orange that he hated.
(d) He could not read one message before it changed to the next.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Ronny volunteer Hamper and himself for the tailgate buildup job?

2. Why did Polson, another shop-rat, become angry at Hamper?

3. Why did Hamper sign the transfer paper to move to Pontiac?

4. What was the primary reason that Henry Jackson, the supervisor, hated Dave?

5. When Hamper is contacted by The Wall Street Journal, what does his boss Gino call the paper?

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