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Multiple Choice Questions

1. In additional to regionalism, what has Steinbeck noticed about America so far during his trip?
(a) Industriousness
(b) A spirit of giving
(c) A bland oneness
(d) Creative differences

2. What does Steinbeck exclude from the novel?
(a) The notes he makes on a tape recorder
(b) Phone calls he places to his family
(c) The Chicago reunion with his wife
(d) The notes he makes in a journal

3. What does Steinbeck enjoy in Idaho?
(a) Baked potatoes
(b) Wildflowers
(c) Fly fishing
(d) Snow-capped mountains

4. Who is Steinbeck drawn to at the rest stops?
(a) Military personnel
(b) Truck drivers
(c) Families
(d) Tour groups

5. On what does Steinbeck reflect at this point of his journey?
(a) If he should turn back
(b) If he is doing the trip as it should be done
(c) If he should take a break
(d) If he should get a different camper

6. Of what does the Columbia River region remind Steinbeck?
(a) Camping trips with his son
(b) Fly fishing with his father
(c) His childhood along the Pacific coast
(d) Lewis & Clark's expedition

7. What commotion has erupted in the city where Steinbeck stops?
(a) The dock workers are on strike.
(b) The local electrician's union is on strike.
(c) The buses are running late today.
(d) Angry crowds denounce the desegregation of a grade school.

8. What impresses Steinbeck with its strange rock formations?
(a) The Grand Canyon
(b) Yosemite
(c) The Wisconsin Dells
(d) Mount Rushmore

9. What threatens Steinbeck's stay at the Maple River?
(a) Below-zero temperatures
(b) The possibility of snow
(c) A tornado
(d) Gang wars

10. What did Charley get at the hotel in Chicago?
(a) Special dog treats
(b) A professional poodle grooming
(c) A good night's sleep
(d) Play time with other dogs

11. Where does Steinbeck head after Bismarck?
(a) The Painted Desert
(b) Mount Rushmore
(c) The Bad Lands
(d) The Wisconsin Dells

12. How are Steinbeck's political views perceived by his family?
(a) As a nuisance
(b) As an insult to his upbringing
(c) As an uninformed person
(d) As a radical

13. Which author wrote that you can't go home again?
(a) Thomas Wolfe
(b) T.S. Eliot
(c) John Steinbeck
(d) F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. Why is Steinbeck shocked by Seattle?
(a) It has many homeless people.
(b) It has way too many coffee shops.
(c) It is a very dirty city.
(d) It has grown tremendously.

15. What quality do the people of #126 have that is so appealing to Steinbeck?
(a) They are easygoing.
(b) They talk easily.
(c) They are stubborn.
(d) They don't talk much.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Steinbeck think the dairy farms he sees must be subsidized?

2. Whose birthplace is Steinbeck anxious to visit?

3. After the border fiasco, Steinbeck admits that he loves countries but hates _____________________.

4. Where does Steinbeck get lost in heavy traffic?

5. Why will Steinbeck never move back to Monterey?

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