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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. Which character is accused of taking a "run-out powder?"
(a) Miller.
(b) Lefty.
(c) Joe.
(d) Fatt.

2. Why do the characters discuss "Mrs. Consumer" and Hollywood?
(a) Because the setting needs a woman's touch.
(b) To explain the appearance of the setting.
(c) Because the wife of one of them loves the movies.
(d) To discuss the price of a ticket someone bought.

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

4. Who initially insists that the action of many can accomplish what one cannot?
(a) Miller.
(b) Dr. Barnes.
(c) Edna.
(d) Fatt.

5. What does Edna tell Joe to do to help improve the financial situation?
(a) Sell his car to a friend.
(b) Take action against the bosses.
(c) Get a second job.
(d) Borrow a loan from a family member.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Edna imply that her current financial situation is causing to happen to her?

2. What does Joe initially think about strikes?

3. What does Joe and Edna's daughter Emmy need before going to school the next day?

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

5. Who is the smoker and drinker in Scene 3?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How are Scenes 1 and 2 related?

3. Is Florence right to put the family ahead of what she wants? Why or why not?

4. Why is Benjamin coming to see Dr. Barnes?

5. How does Fatt attempt to dissuade workers from disagreeing with him?

6. How does Edna's opinion about striking differ from Joe's opinion and why?

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

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

9. What is the benefit of having a speaker with experience with a strike talk to the workers?

10. 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?

(see the answer keys)

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