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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 happened during Jackson's trial in the name of family security?
(a) Corruption and self-denial.
(b) Selfishness and greed.
(c) Violence and self-deprecation.
(d) Cowardice and manipulation.

2. Who does Everhard speak to in Chapter 4?
(a) The Philomaths.
(b) The Grangers.
(c) The Revolutionists.
(d) The Wicksons.

3. How does the anti-revolutionary movement change in Chapter 9?
(a) It dies out.
(b) It grows in popularity.
(c) It becomes peaceful.
(d) It becomes violent.

4. Who does Everhard say is responsible for the plight of the armless peddler?
(a) Socialists.
(b) Anarchists.
(c) Oligarchy.
(d) They are.

5. What are the two circumstances of time in discussion in the Iron Heel?
(a) Utopian present and Dystopian future.
(b) Marxist present and Fascist future.
(c) Anarchical present and Tyrannical future.
(d) Socialist revolution and Utopian future.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Everhard say revolutionaries will be willing to do in Chapter 5?

2. When the Bishop grows more insistent, what happens in Chapter 6?

3. Who is being treated as a martyr because of sympathy for the poor in Chapter 5?

4. What did the intellectual class love to hear the sound of in Chapter 1 according to Avis?

5. What does Jackson's living quarters typical of?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is it important to be vigilant in society in the Introduction?

2. Describe Everhard's effect on Avis.

3. Describe Avis' actions to uncover the truth about Jackson.

4. Describe the Fighting Groups.

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

6. Describe the seamstress.

7. Describe Wickson's son.

8. Describe the Oligarchy's intention towards the Grangers.

9. Describe Avis' remembrance of Jackson and the people affected by his case.

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

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