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

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Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Jackson afraid of Hamper?
(a) He thought Hamper would write about him in an article.
(b) He thought Hamper could instigate a rebellion among the workers.
(c) Hamper had blackmail material involving Jackson's drug habit.
(d) He thought Hamper might beat him up some time.

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

3. How much time passed between Hamper's first breakdown and his second?
(a) Eight hours.
(b) A week.
(c) Two days.
(d) Five days.

4. Why did Hamper not stay with Mother Jones when Moore was fired?
(a) He was tired of cranking out articles.
(b) He felt a great loyalty to Moore.
(c) He was not being paid enough money.
(d) He did not trust the new editor.

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

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

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

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

9. Why was it difficult to get a visitor's pass for Alex, the reporter from The Wall Street Journal?
(a) No one knew where Hamper should go to request it.
(b) The request took two weeks to process.
(c) Every department said their hands were tied.
(d) Hamper's supervisor didn't want to give approval for the visit.

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

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

12. What was Hamper's favorite way to pass time at work?
(a) Play pranks on the men around him.
(b) Pretend his job was an Olympic event.
(c) Laugh at Hank's obvious personality swings.
(d) Chain-smoke Chestertons and get drunk.

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

14. Who did Bob-A-Lou marry?
(a) Hamper's cousin.
(b) A woman who worked in the Finishing Line at GM.
(c) A woman in the Philippines.
(d) The cafeteria cashier.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Hamper cringe at the idea of Bob-A-Lou in love with the cafeteria cashier?

2. In general terms, how did Hamper feel as he drove away from GM for the last time?

3. What happened as the Rivet Line began to build army trucks?

4. When did Hamper experience his last breakdown?

5. Why was Hamper familiar with Michael Moore?

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