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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. What does Edna think she is turning into?
(a) A nag.
(b) An overweight wife.
(c) A dingbat.
(d) A workaholic.

2. In Scene 3, what changes the employee's mind about the new work assignment?
(a) Writing weekly reports on his research.
(b) Making chemical weapons.
(c) He doesn't think he can make a difference.
(d) The boss asks him to spy on his supervisor.

3. What does Fatt do to send the Gunman back to his original position?
(a) He asks the workers to sit down.
(b) He tells the Gunman to let the character speak.
(c) Nothing.
(d) He waves his hand.

4. What is Joe paying his dues to?
(a) The Rotary Club.
(b) A Masonic order.
(c) The country club.
(d) A union.

5. What is being developed in Laboratory A?
(a) The atomic bomb.
(b) Poison gas.
(c) A newly designed gas mask.
(d) A cure for tuberculosis.

Short Answer Questions

1. What two unions have failed at past strikes?

2. What is the state of consumer markets?

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

4. What is one thing Fatt accuses "reds" of doing?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. How are Scenes 1 and 2 related?

4. How do Agate's and Fatt's picture of "reds" differ?

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

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

7. Why is Dr. Barnes angry?

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

9. What are some reasons that Odets puts figurative language into Agate's dialogue?

10. Is Fayette's decision to fire Miller for refusing to spy on his supervisor morally right or wrong?

(see the answer keys)

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