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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. What does the person who Avis sees at her home tell her that he has given up in order to not compromise his ideals?
(a) Family.
(b) Sex.
(c) Money.
(d) Love.

2. What does the person that challenges Everhard say will happen to revolutionaries in Chapter 4?
(a) Win in a landslide election.
(b) Crushed by violence.
(c) Defeated by popular vote.
(d) Be moved to camps.

3. Against what did London's socialist ideals exert tension or experience conflict with?
(a) Fascist experience.
(b) Marxist experience.
(c) Socialist experience.
(d) Capitalist experience.

4. Who was London greatly influenced by in his writing?
(a) Dryser.
(b) Orwell.
(c) Marx.
(d) Judah.

5. Who was Avis surprised to see at one of her father's social events?
(a) Jackson.
(b) Bishop.
(c) Her father.
(d) Everhard.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Everhard challenge to investigate the case of the armless peddler?

2. Against what is it necessary to have strength to prevent it from grinding "us down and walk[ing] upon our faces - from coming true?"

3. What did Everhard elaborate on the relationship between?

4. In what principle does Everhard prove that the group is no different from the group they resent in Chapter 7?

5. Who is Avis surprised to see at her house when she returns from visiting the armless peddler?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the two-tiered future described in the Iron Heel?

2. Describe Mr. Wickhard's argument and why Everhard agrees with him.

3. Describe Avis in relationship to the manuscript's creation and storage.

4. What does Everhard argue effectively about at the dinner party?

5. What tension did London experience in his own life that is reflected in the Iron Heel?

6. What does the Iron Heel reveal about workers according to Franklin?

7. Describe the men in the room at Avis' father's dinner party apart from Everhard.

8. Describe the impending conflict Avis begins to experience in Chapter 6.

9. Describe Cunningham.

10. Describe Everhard's speech to the Philomaths.

(see the answer keys)

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