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Multiple Choice Questions

1. After four months on the Rivet Line, how did Hamper feel?
(a) That he would go crazy if he didn't escape.
(b) That he was getting bored.
(c) That he had fulfilled his destiny in life.
(d) That he deserved to move to a better job within the company.

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

3. 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.

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

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

6. Why was Gino moved from his position as supervisor on the Rivet Line?
(a) He came to work drunk quite often.
(b) He had become too friendly with the workers.
(c) He was not really doing his job anymore.
(d) His men were turning out poor quality work.

7. What was the subject matter of Dave and Hamper's "shopera" (pg 195)
(a) A shop-rat's life.
(b) Their lives outside the factory walls.
(c) The imagined lives of their supervisors.
(d) Assembly line labor.

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

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

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

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

12. Why did Hamper want to wear the Howie costume head?
(a) He wanted to prove he could break into any locked room.
(b) He wanted to be the quantity control mascot.
(c) He wanted to prove that Howie was not real.
(d) He wanted a Halloween costume.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Why did Hamper sign the transfer paper to move to Pontiac?

3. Who did Bob-A-Lou marry?

4. Why did Polson, another shop-rat, become angry at Hamper?

5. When was Hamper asked for an autograph by an ambitious husband?

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