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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. Why does Joe think the workers need to strike?
(a) So the workers can have extra money for vacations.
(b) The workers are supporting the company rather than the family.
(c) He doesn't. He believes striking is for losers.
(d) Because it makes the bosses look bad.

2. What is Joe's plan before going to the workers meeting?
(a) Talk to Lefty.
(b) Eat dinner.
(c) Meet privately with Fatt.
(d) Talk to the old boyfriend.

3. What makes Miller especially vulnerable to exploitation?
(a) He is too agreeable.
(b) He earned his degree in a foreign country.
(c) He does not write well.
(d) He is a foreigner.

4. Who does Joe accuse of racketeering?
(a) Miller.
(b) Fatt.
(c) Benjamin.
(d) Lefty.

5. How is Fatt described?
(a) A fat man of porcine appearance.
(b) A fat man with puffy cheeks.
(c) A round guy with piggy appearance.
(d) A red-faced porker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who has ordered the research in Laboratory A?

2. What does Edna think she is turning into?

3. What does Joe mean when he says, "I rode the wheels off the chariot."?

4. What does a main character complain that the talk of Lefty has turned the meeting into?

5. Which character is accused of taking a "run-out powder?"

Short Essay Questions

1. Are there real advantages of looking at strikes in the laborer's own industry rather than work in general, as Fatt suggests?

2. Why is the Voice's evidence that Clayton is a spy more credible than Clayton's denials?

3. How does Fatt try to discourage the Voice from exposing the spy?

4. What are some of the reasons that Fayette selects Miller for the new project?

5. How does Joe feel about his responsibilities as the man of the family?

6. Who speaks for the workers?

7. What contributes to Dr. Barnes' deep anger about rich men taking away his power to influence medical care? How does he express it?

8. Is Fatt respected by the workers?

9. What are some of Joe's explanations for not making enough money to support his family?

10. What are the first indications that Joe and Edna are having financial problems?

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