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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. Who does Joe call a Wop?
(a) Himself.
(b) Fatt.
(c) The Voice.
(d) Lefty.

2. What does Edna mean when she says, "Everything was gonna be so ducky!"?
(a) She would serve duck for dinner.
(b) She and Joe would have a good life.
(c) The movie was expected to get an A+ review.
(d) She and Joe might have some rough times.

3. What does a main character complain that the talk of Lefty has turned the meeting into?
(a) A circus.
(b) A pep rally.
(c) A church mass.
(d) A brawl.

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

5. Who is the first character to speak in the play?
(a) Fatt.
(b) Lefty.
(c) Benjamin.
(d) Joe.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the last action in Scene 3?

2. What is Fayette's attitude about death and war?

3. Why do the characters assemble in the first scene?

4. What reasons does Joe give for not making more money?

5. Who initially insists that the action of many can accomplish what one cannot?

Short Essay Questions

1. What makes Scene 4 romantic?

2. What do you think Sid and Florence feel by the end of Scene 4?

3. What is the point of emphasizing the closeness of Philadelphia to the workers?

4. What does Sid think about war and education?

5. How does Clayton connect to the workers?

6. What are two main themes contained in Scene 4 and how are they manifested?

7. Why does Fatt say being a "red" is so bad?

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

9. What, if anything, justifies Fatt's use of a spy to avoid a strike?

10. Who speaks for the workers?

(see the answer keys)

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