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

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

3. Who does Avis interview that ran away when faced with uncomfortable truths?
(a) Revolutionist leader.
(b) Oligarchy leader.
(c) Family lawyer.
(d) Company lawyer.

4. When the Bishop grows more insistent, what happens in Chapter 6?
(a) He is squashed in a protest.
(b) He is stabbed.
(c) He is led away from the podium.
(d) He is heralded as a savior.

5. Against what is it necessary to have strength to prevent it from grinding "us down and walk[ing] upon our faces - from coming true?"
(a) Fascism.
(b) Iron Heel.
(c) Death.
(d) Communism.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom did Avis create the manuscript in tribute of?

2. To whom does the Bishop makes his presentation in Chapter 6?

3. Who was Avis surprised to see at one of her father's social events?

4. In socialist theory and practice, who were entitled to more than what they were given in wages?

5. What leadership does Avis admire about Everhard?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the journalist's interaction with Avis about the Jackson case.

2. Describe Everhard's argument that causes the Bishop to protest.

3. What is the comparison that Everhard makes of small business owners to machine breakers and why?

4. Why does Avis call Everhard an eagle?

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

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

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

8. Describe Avis' interaction with the company lawyer.

9. What does the contemporary author H. Bruce Franklin describe about London?

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

(see the answer keys)

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