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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. When was the Iron Heel published?
(a) Early 1880s.
(b) Early 1920s.
(c) Early 1900s.
(d) Early 1940s.

2. Who does Avis become preoccupied with to the point of obsession?
(a) Bishop.
(b) Everhard.
(c) Dr. Cunningham.
(d) Jackson.

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

4. What does the person at Avis' home come to return?
(a) Borrowed books.
(b) Ammunition supplies.
(c) Borrowed umbrella.
(d) Tins and cans.

5. What did Everhard elaborate on the relationship between?
(a) Socialists and revolutionists.
(b) Rebels and communists.
(c) Peddlers and peddling.
(d) Working and capitalist classes.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was London greatly influenced by in his writing?

2. What did London profit from according to the contemporary author in his Introduction?

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

4. What does Everhard show the group to prove his findings about the use of drafting in Chapter 8?

5. What was the group that attends Dr. Cunningham's dinner angry at in Chapter 7?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Describe the Philomaths.

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

6. Describe Jackson.

7. Describe Bishop Morehouse's speech.

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

9. Why does Meredith say that the manuscript cannot be taken fully seriously?

10. Why does Avis call Everhard an eagle?

(see the answer keys)

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