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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 is Andy Gump?
(a) One of the employees who led the strike.
(b) A newspaper comic strip character.
(c) The guy who worked in Laboratory A.
(d) A mentally challenged movie character.

2. What reasons does Joe give for not making more money?
(a) Competition and bad weather.
(b) Conditions and no work.
(c) Recent illness and bad weather.
(d) Conditions and competition.

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

4. How much do Joe and Edna pay for rent?
(a) Five dollars a day.
(b) Six dollars a week.
(c) Ten dollars a week.
(d) Fifteen dollars a month.

5. What does Edna say Joe's boss is giving the kids?
(a) Toys.
(b) Stress and anxiety.
(c) A new pair of shoes.
(d) Rickets.

Short Answer Questions

1. To whom is the first character speaking?

2. What proof does Joe offer to contest Fatt's suggestion that workers had hot suppers to go home to?

3. Who is Lefty?

4. What quality in employees does the company reward?

5. What does Joe tell Edna he had for lunch when he gets home from work?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the cry to strike become a battle cry?

2. In Scene 1 the play foreshadows many of the characters whose stories are told. Agate gives the reader a quick look back. Who are the characters he brings attention to and what are there issues?

3. How does Clayton connect to the workers?

4. Is Fatt respected by the workers?

5. How does Agate's approach to the workers compare with that of Clayton the spy's approach in Scene 5?

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

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

8. How does Joe explain his change in attitude about the need to strike?

9. What is the significance of the discussion about Fayette's office?

10. What language does Clayton use that is reminiscent of Fatt's earlier speech?

(see the answer keys)

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