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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was the plot line of the movie Dave and Hamper planned to film?
(a) The factory as it would stand in one hundred years.
(b) The history of the car assembly line.
(c) The deaths of several supervisors.
(d) A day in the life of a shop-rat.

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

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

4. Why did Hamper refuse to enroll in an outpatient mental health center?
(a) He did not have the money for it at the time.
(b) That would mean interacting with people.
(c) It would have meant drinking less.
(d) He did not want to just because his doctor insisted on it.

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

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

7. How did Hamper prepare for his interview for the Mother Jones cover story?
(a) Ate a big dinner and slept eight hours.
(b) Reviewed the articles he had written in the past year.
(c) Stayed up all night and got drunk.
(d) Got a haircut and shave at a barbershop.

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

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

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

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

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

13. How much money would Hamper make writing articles for Mother Jones?
(a) $4000 per year.
(b) $850 per article.
(c) $2 per word.
(d) $100 per article.

14. As Hamper begins Chapter Five, what does he think is the worst part of unemployment?
(a) Less money.
(b) His mother hassling him to get a job.
(c) The unemployment line.
(d) No job security.

15. How did Hamper and Dave Steel initially bond?
(a) Over Hamper's article that rock music was dead.
(b) Hamper asked Dave why he stood up to the supervisor.
(c) Hamper invited Dave for a drink.
(d) They worked next to each other on the assembly line.

Short Answer Questions

1. While reading The Wall Street Journal article, what did Hamper realize?

2. While visiting the factory, what did Moore really want to do?

3. According to Hamper in Chapter 10, why did GM not allow the NBC film crew into the factory?

4. As Hamper discovered late one morning, approximately how many employees did GM plan to lay off?

5. Why did Ronny volunteer Hamper and himself for the tailgate buildup job?

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