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

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Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What was Dave's attitude toward humanity?
(a) He was sociable and outgoing.
(b) He ignored people.
(c) He disliked everyone, often including Hamper.
(d) He liked people only if they benefited him directly.

6. What happened when Hamper wanted to get out of his move to Pontiac
(a) He was told he'd have to see if his job would still remain in two years.
(b) He was fired immediately.
(c) GM would not let him out of a signed contract.
(d) The union representative said he would pull some strings so he could stay.

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

8. When Hamper had to go into corporate offices to request Alex's visitor pass, why was he nervous?
(a) He was never sure how to act.
(b) The offices felt like tombs.
(c) He thought the businessmen would look down on him.
(d) The buildings were too fancy.

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

10. Approximately how long was Hamper unemployed before being called back to work?
(a) Three months.
(b) Six months.
(c) A year.
(d) Nine months.

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

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

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

14. What did Hamper remember about his interview for the Mother Jones cover story?
(a) Nothing.
(b) The cameramen laughed so hard that their cameras shook.
(c) He told only one off-color joke.
(d) The interviewer nearly fell out of his chair laughing.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the subject matter of Dave and Hamper's "shopera" (pg 195)

2. At the beginning of the Epilogue, what sport was Hamper playing?

3. What did Hamper do during his vacation?

4. What was the goal of rivet hockey?

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

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