Rivethead: Tales from the Assembly Line Test | Final Test - Easy

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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. When the Good Times Lounge sued Hamper, how much money did the owner want?
(a) No money but a written apology.
(b) Fifteen thousand dollars.
(c) Ten thousand dollars.
(d) Five thousand dollars.

3. To what does Hamper compare his factory job?
(a) Getting paid to flunk high school.
(b) Getting paid to make future rust buckets.
(c) Living the mental equivalent of a frog's life.
(d) Living the life of tedium mixed with drunkenness.

4. Why was Hamper familiar with Michael Moore?
(a) Moore was always causing political disturbances.
(b) They had gone to high school together.
(c) Moore had worked at GM for eight years.
(d) They had discovered at a family reunion that they were second cousins.

5. What happened to the man who tried to kill his coworker?
(a) He was written up.
(b) He was suspended for two weeks.
(c) He was charged with attempted murder but not convicted.
(d) He was fired immediately.

6. Why did Hamper hate the new supervisor, Calvin Moza?
(a) Moza could not control any of the men.
(b) Moza condemned everything he had been doing the week before.
(c) Moza was not afraid to write out penalties.
(d) Moza was cruel and hard headed.

7. At the beginning of Chapter Six, as Hamper explains, what do the rednecks on the Rivet Line collect?
(a) Broken rivet heads.
(b) Sick days.
(c) Banana stickers.
(d) Beer caps.

8. What happened as the Rivet Line began to build army trucks?
(a) The trucks took less time to build than the suburbans did.
(b) They were constantly missing pieces.
(c) The trucks took twice as long to build as the regular suburbans.
(d) The men learned very slowly how to build the trucks.

9. What did Howie do when he began touring the factory again?
(a) Bounded around to check the quality of people's work.
(b) Walked slowly and did not interact with the employees.
(c) Became the butt of everyone's jokes.
(d) Inspired confidence like he had done before.

10. As Hamper begins Chapter Five, what does he think is the worst part of unemployment?
(a) His mother hassling him to get a job.
(b) The unemployment line.
(c) Less money.
(d) No job security.

11. Why does Hamper want to avoid his grandfather at the family reunion?
(a) His grandfather thinks he needs to get another job.
(b) His grandfather would rail him about unemployment benefits.
(c) His grandfather thinks he's his son rather than his grandson.
(d) His grandfather never worked as a shoprat so he can't understand Hamper's life.

12. As Hamper discovered late one morning, approximately how many employees did GM plan to lay off?
(a) 20,000.
(b) 7500.
(c) 30,000.
(d) 3000.

13. Why was the Good Times Lounge lawsuit dropped?
(a) The owner moved to Alaska.
(b) The judge threatened to throw out the case.
(c) Moore negotiated an out-of-court settlement.
(d) The owner realized he could not win the case.

14. What happened when Hamper wanted to get out of his move to Pontiac
(a) He was told he'd have to see if his job would still remain in two years.
(b) He was fired immediately.
(c) GM would not let him out of a signed contract.
(d) The union representative said he would pull some strings so he could stay.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Hamper change his mind about filming at Mark's Lounge?

2. While reading The Wall Street Journal article, what did Hamper realize?

3. What did Hamper find most irritating about the message board?

4. Why was Hamper given a $2,700 check?

5. How did Hamper prepare for his interview for the Mother Jones cover story?

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