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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. 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) Death.
(c) Communism.
(d) Iron Heel.

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

3. What does Avis accuse the group that Everhard talks to of doing in Chapter 4?
(a) Being selfish.
(b) Being lazy.
(c) Mismanaging society.
(d) Lying profusely.

4. Who is the armless peddler?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Everhard.
(c) Jackson.
(d) Dr. Cunningham.

5. What does Everhard consider Wickson's offer in Chapter 6?
(a) A bribe.
(b) A lovely gift.
(c) A truce.
(d) An admission of guilt.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the contemporary author that offers a perspective in the Introduction think of London's writing?

2. What does the person who Avis sees at her home challenge her to look into?

3. Who manipulated the trial in favor of the company instead of Jackson?

4. Who does Everhard say is responsible for the plight of the armless peddler?

5. What does Everhard reveal the truth about to Avis in Chapter 4?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Avis' ongoing investigation of Jackson's life circumstances.

2. Describe Avis' interaction with the company lawyer.

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

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

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

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

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

8. Describe Everhard's reasons for not having a family.

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

10. Describe Cunningham.

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