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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Paul took over Janice's job on the Rivet Line; where had he worked before?
(a) The tailgate line.
(b) The foundry.
(c) 7-Eleven.
(d) The body shop.

2. When did Hamper's first breakdown occur?
(a) July 1986.
(b) April 1992.
(c) August 1983.
(d) December 1986.

3. What aggravated Hamper about his friendship with Janice?
(a) She insisted that she could do everything a man could.
(b) Their coworkers assumed they were sleeping together.
(c) She wanted to hide their friendship from her husband.
(d) She acted too differently from the male employees.

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

5. What fear did Dr. Kilaru diagnose Hamper with?
(a) Homophobia.
(b) Xenophobia.
(c) Claustrophobia.
(d) Agoraphobia.

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

7. At the beginning of the Epilogue, what sport was Hamper playing?
(a) Golf.
(b) Croquet.
(c) Miniature golf.
(d) Basketball.

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

9. What was the primary reason that Henry Jackson, the supervisor, hated Dave?
(a) Dave was not afraid to stand up to him.
(b) They had been competitive with each other since high school.
(c) Dave was more intelligent than Henry.
(d) Dave wanted his job.

10. While visiting the factory, what did Moore really want to do?
(a) Talk to all Hamper's coworkers.
(b) Hit a couple rivets.
(c) Talk to Howie Makem.
(d) Drink a beer with the guys.

11. What distracted Hamper most from the breakdowns?
(a) Sleeping.
(b) Drinking alcohol.
(c) Watching TV.
(d) Talking with his girlfriend.

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

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

14. Why did Hamper sign the transfer paper to move to Pontiac?
(a) He thought it would be a good career move.
(b) The union did not give him any choice.
(c) He would have been fired immediately if he did not.
(d) Otherwise he would have been out of a job within two years.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Approximately how long was Hamper unemployed before being called back to work?

2. What was the supervisor's reaction when Hamper and Paul doubled up their jobs?

3. To what does Hamper compare his factory job?

4. What activity did Hamper want to do with Roger Smith, the company president?

5. Why did Hamper begin writing?

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