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Multiple Choice Questions

1. When was Hamper asked for an autograph by an ambitious husband?
(a) As he was getting into his car to leave the factory.
(b) When he was leaving the factory for the last time.
(c) When he was hitting rivets during his last shif.
(d) As he was driving to his mental health group.

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

3. What was the compromise that allowed Alex into the factory?
(a) He could only interview five people.
(b) He could stay near the Rivet Line, where Hamper worked, but nowhere else.
(c) He could be in the factory for two hours.
(d) A corporate assistant had to be present whenever he interviewed a member of management.

4. In pretending that he's competing in the Olympics, who are his opponents?
(a) Germans.
(b) Japanese.
(c) Brazilians.
(d) Chinese.

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

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

7. What two different personalities did Hank exhibit?
(a) Hard worker and slacker.
(b) Pervert and saint.
(c) Quiet employee and bossy supervisor.
(d) Drunkard and teetotaler.

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

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

10. What was Hamper's advice for working thirty years in the factory?
(a) Try beat the clock.
(b) Drink enough that you stop caring.
(c) Stop thinking.
(d) Set personal goals and try move into management.

11. Why did Ronny volunteer Hamper and himself for the tailgate buildup job?
(a) It was the only open job left.
(b) They'd have the ability to double-up the jobs.
(c) He wanted to work with Hamper.
(d) It was the easiest job in the Jungle.

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

13. What was the rationale behind the "shopera" that Dave and Hamper composed?
(a) They deserved to be heard as much as anyone else.
(b) Shop-rats, rather than rock stars, should sing about the tough life.
(c) Shop-rats have artistic talents rather than mere job skills.
(d) They wanted to inspire the next generation of blue collar workers.

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

15. 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) He was the fastest worker on the Rivet Line.
(c) He had beaten a personal record for one truck.
(d) The clock hand moved a couple more minutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Hamper compare his factory job?

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

3. How much time passed between Hamper's first breakdown and his second?

4. Who did Bob-A-Lou marry?

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

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