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Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What tattoo did Doug, the steering gear man, have on his arm?
(a) The date he began working at GM in 1976.
(b) His wife's name in blue ink.
(c) A half-naked girl.
(d) A rodent with the word "shop-rat" above it.

3. At the beginning of Chapter 10, why did Moore not want to move to San Francisco?
(a) He hated change.
(b) He was hesitant about the career move.
(c) He hated California.
(d) He loved Flint.

4. What job did Jan, Hamper's second wife, have?
(a) Teacher.
(b) Bank clerk.
(c) News anchor.
(d) Shoprat.

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

6. What was Hamper's advice for working thirty years in the factory?
(a) Set personal goals and try move into management.
(b) Try beat the clock.
(c) Stop thinking.
(d) Drink enough that you stop caring.

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

8. What did Hamper find most irritating about the message board?
(a) It flashed a shade of orange that he hated.
(b) He could not read one message before it changed to the next.
(c) It was directly in his line of vision.
(d) It only told him uninteresting stuff he already knew.

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

10. What was Hamper's favorite way to pass time at work?
(a) Chain-smoke Chestertons and get drunk.
(b) Play pranks on the men around him.
(c) Pretend his job was an Olympic event.
(d) Laugh at Hank's obvious personality swings.

11. Why did Hamper change his mind about filming at Mark's Lounge?
(a) He had an argument with Mark and didn't want to go back.
(b) The lounge burned down the night before.
(c) Two waitresses were attacked there the night before.
(d) The NBC producers were leery of going there.

12. Why did Hamper not stay with Mother Jones when Moore was fired?
(a) He was not being paid enough money.
(b) He was tired of cranking out articles.
(c) He did not trust the new editor.
(d) He felt a great loyalty to Moore.

13. 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.

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

15. What happened to the man who tried to kill his coworker?
(a) He was charged with attempted murder but not convicted.
(b) He was written up.
(c) He was suspended for two weeks.
(d) He was fired immediately.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Hamper compare his factory job?

2. When did Hamper's first breakdown occur?

3. Paul took over Janice's job on the Rivet Line; where had he worked before?

4. What victory did Hamper enjoy, though the Olympic gold medal wasn't real?

5. Why did Hamper take a long time learning his job on the Rivet Line?

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