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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In general terms, how did Hamper feel as he drove away from GM for the last time?
(a) Lucky.
(b) Thrilled.
(c) Sad.
(d) Nostalgic.

2. When the Good Times Lounge sued Hamper, how much money did the owner want?
(a) Five thousand dollars.
(b) No money but a written apology.
(c) Ten thousand dollars.
(d) Fifteen thousand dollars.

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

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

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

6. Why was Hamper given a $2,700 check?
(a) Bonus from a bill Jimmy Carter had put through.
(b) Bonus for restarting his job at GM.
(c) Disability payment because he had injured his back at work.
(d) Incentive to come back to work at GM, since he was already trained.

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

8. 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.

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

10. Why did Hamper begin writing?
(a) He wanted to tell his story.
(b) He was unemployed again and bored.
(c) His sister thought he would have a lot of success as a writer.
(d) He was hoping to move out of the factory into publishing.

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

12. While reading The Wall Street Journal article, what did Hamper realize?
(a) The working class survivors were a pitiful lot.
(b) The average American was not interested in the working class survivors.
(c) He would rather be a writer than a factory worker.
(d) The working class survivors were the backbone of America.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Hamper's advice for working thirty years in the factory?

2. How did Hamper's supervisor feel when he needed to leave work early because of his breakdown?

3. What was Dave's attitude toward humanity?

4. To what did Hamper compare Dave's styled hair?

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

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