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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What was Hamper and Jerry's scheme for getting extra hours (pg 149)?
(a) They'd take turns punching each other back into the clock while the other one took a longer lunch.
(b) They'd clean for fifteen minutes and get paid for two hours.
(c) They'd volunteer to come early but show up at the last minute.
(d) They'd take a double lunch break.

3. What did Hamper call his "real attraction to David Steel" (pg 98)?
(a) Both men loved classic rock.
(b) Dave was more cynical and gloomy than he was.
(c) Dave was always cracking jokes.
(d) Both men felt they were destined to be shoprats.

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

5. When Hamper is contacted by The Wall Street Journal, what does his boss Gino call the paper?
(a) The Walling Journal.
(b) The Water Journal.
(c) The Walleye Journal.
(d) Harper's Bazaar.

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

7. To what did Hamper compare Dave's styled hair?
(a) An exotic bird.
(b) An old woman's nightmare.
(c) A defective suburban.
(d) The Eiffel Tower.

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

9. Why did Polson, another shop-rat, become angry at Hamper?
(a) Polson could not stand Hamper's pranks at work.
(b) Hamper was trying to get a manager position over Polson.
(c) Hamper had written a disparaging article about deer hunting.
(d) Hamper had written an angry article about the Rivet Line.

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

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 could not figure out the progression.
(d) He was too short.

12. 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.

13. What incentive did management offer if the assembly line kept the quality high?
(a) A personal drinking glass.
(b) A new Ford truck.
(c) A gift card to the local grocery store.
(d) An extra day of vacation.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Why was Jackson afraid of Hamper?

2. What happened to the man who tried to kill his coworker?

3. What did Howie do when he began touring the factory again?

4. To what does Hamper compare his factory job?

5. Why did Hamper want to wear the Howie costume head?

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