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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. Where was the manuscript hidden?
(a) In a tavern.
(b) In a cave.
(c) Ancient oak tree.
(d) In a safe.

2. What is the nickname that Everhard gives to the intellectual class?
(a) Metaphysicians.
(b) Trust betrayers.
(c) Worrymongers.
(d) Philanderers.

3. Why did people support the decision against Jackson?
(a) Because they feared losing support of their families.
(b) Because they were cowards.
(c) Because they were afraid of overheating.
(d) Because they were afraid of the Oligarchy.

4. The tension between what two opposing interests is the driving force behind the plot of the Iron Heel?
(a) Workers and capitalists.
(b) Socialists and economists.
(c) Marxists and Fascists.
(d) Proletariats and socialists.

5. What does Avis call Everhard?
(a) Her trouble.
(b) Her eagle.
(c) Her nemesis.
(d) Her lover.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who does Avis find that she falls in love with?

3. What are the forces against which London struggled as an individual and against which the revolutionaries struggle in his book?

4. Who does Avis become preoccupied with to the point of obsession?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Bishop Morehouse's speech.

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

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

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

5. Describe Meredith's comments on the Oligarchy.

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

7. Describe the essential conflict of the Iron Heel.

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

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

10. Describe Cunningham.

(see the answer keys)

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