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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why was the Good Times Lounge lawsuit dropped?
(a) The owner realized he could not win the case.
(b) The owner moved to Alaska.
(c) Moore negotiated an out-of-court settlement.
(d) The judge threatened to throw out the case.
2. When did Hamper's first breakdown occur?
(a) April 1992.
(b) December 1986.
(c) July 1986.
(d) August 1983.
3. Why did Hamper cringe at the idea of Bob-A-Lou in love with the cafeteria cashier?
(a) Bob-A-Lou was too jaded for the sweet cashier.
(b) The cashier was slutty and Bob-A-Lou was a hopeless romantic.
(c) He was hoping to set Bob-A-Lou up with his cousin.
(d) He thought Bob-A-Lou could do better than her.
4. Why was Jackson afraid of Hamper?
(a) He thought Hamper could instigate a rebellion among the workers.
(b) He thought Hamper might beat him up some time.
(c) Hamper had blackmail material involving Jackson's drug habit.
(d) He thought Hamper would write about him in an article.
5. 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. What was the goal of rivet hockey?
2. Why was it difficult to get a visitor's pass for Alex, the reporter from The Wall Street Journal?
3. What did Hamper remember about his interview for the Mother Jones cover story?
4. Why was Gino moved from his position as supervisor on the Rivet Line?
5. In general terms, how did Hamper feel as he drove away from GM for the last time?
Short Essay Questions
1. "It wasn't every afternoon that I received long-distance phone call from folks at the Wall Street Journal. I didn't remember having any friends who worked there and I was certain that I didn't owe these people any money (pg 171). What do these two sentences reveal about Hamper's character?
2. By the time Janice moved to a different area of the factory, how had she changed? How is this different from what might be expected of a woman working that job?
3. What new vehicle was the factory hired to build? How was this, written in Hamper's account of life, a sign of the times?
4. Why were Moore and Hamper summoned to appear in court? How does this scene demonstrate Hamper's chosen place in the world?
5. Hamper said that working on the Rivet Line was like being paid to flunk high school the rest of your life (pgs 185,188). How might this be true? Why is Hamper content with this lifestyle?
6. What did Hamper think when Janice came to work on the Rivet Line? How was his reaction different from the men around him and how might this be surprising?
7. According to Hamper, why does the reading public not want to read about the working man? Is this a fair assessment?
8. Describe Dave Steel.
9. In the Epilogue, Hamper shows the conflict between his mindset as a shop-rat and his time outside the factory in therapy. How did he show this and which attitude was stronger in his mind?
10. What conversation did Hamper and his grandfather have during the family reunion? How does this fittingly illustrate the difference in their generations?
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