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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why did Hamper think that Moore's car would be destroyed at the GM factory?
(a) White collar professionals were not treated kindly at the factory.
(b) The factory workers were eager for a fight.
(c) Moore drove a Chevy.
(d) Moore drove a Honda.

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

3. Approximately how long was Hamper unemployed before being called back to work?
(a) Six months.
(b) Three months.
(c) A year.
(d) Nine months.

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

5. How did Hamper and Dave Steel initially bond?
(a) They worked next to each other on the assembly line.
(b) Hamper asked Dave why he stood up to the supervisor.
(c) Over Hamper's article that rock music was dead.
(d) Hamper invited Dave for a drink.

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

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

8. How did Hamper prepare for his interview for the Mother Jones cover story?
(a) Reviewed the articles he had written in the past year.
(b) Stayed up all night and got drunk.
(c) Got a haircut and shave at a barbershop.
(d) Ate a big dinner and slept eight hours.

9. When did Hamper experience his last breakdown?
(a) April 1988.
(b) November 1995.
(c) February 1992.
(d) June 1990.

10. Why was Hamper proud to build a suburban for the celebrity Louise Mandrell?
(a) He adored her music.
(b) He had never known who bought the vehicles he built.
(c) He wanted to make her suburban special.
(d) He hoped to meet her one day.

11. Why did Hamper cringe at the idea of Bob-A-Lou in love with the cafeteria cashier?
(a) The cashier was slutty and Bob-A-Lou was a hopeless romantic.
(b) Bob-A-Lou was too jaded for the sweet cashier.
(c) He was hoping to set Bob-A-Lou up with his cousin.
(d) He thought Bob-A-Lou could do better than her.

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

13. Why was Gino moved from his position as supervisor on the Rivet Line?
(a) He was not really doing his job anymore.
(b) His men were turning out poor quality work.
(c) He came to work drunk quite often.
(d) He had become too friendly with the workers.

14. What job did Jan, Hamper's second wife, have?
(a) Shoprat.
(b) News anchor.
(c) Teacher.
(d) Bank clerk.

15. Why did Hamper take a long time learning his job on the Rivet Line?
(a) It was a difficult job.
(b) He was hoping to be transferred somewhere else.
(c) His coworker didn't know how to train him very well.
(d) He was lazy and did not want to learn it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Dave's attitude toward humanity?

2. At the beginning of the Epilogue, what sport was Hamper playing?

3. When did Hamper's first breakdown occur?

4. At the beginning of Chapter Six, as Hamper explains, what do the rednecks on the Rivet Line collect?

5. What was the subject matter of Dave and Hamper's "shopera" (pg 195)

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