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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 Fatt do after Joe comes forward?
(a) Sits at the end of the table.
(b) Turns his back to Joe.
(c) Stands and crosses his arms.
(d) Sits and relights his cigar.

2. Who is the president as named in this scene?
(a) Truman.
(b) Roosevelt.
(c) Johnson.
(d) Hoover.

3. What is the relationship of the main characters in Scene 3?
(a) Father and son.
(b) Employer and employee.
(c) Brother and sister.
(d) Waiter and customer.

4. What proof does Joe offer to contest Fatt's suggestion that workers had hot suppers to go home to?
(a) He describes his last evening meal.
(b) He asks workers to raise their hands.
(c) He asks workers for a voice vote of yes or no.
(d) He asks for comments from workers.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Fatt do to send the Gunman back to his original position?

3. What do the workers demand from the union leader?

4. Who has ordered the research in Laboratory A?

5. How much do Joe and Edna pay for rent?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who speaks for the workers?

2. Besides going to bed hungry, how else are the children affected by Joe and Edna's financial situation?

3. Why is Dr. Barnes angry?

4. What are Dr. Barnes and Benjamin talking about when they refer to the "disease" and how is Benjamin affected by it?

5. What does Joe think of Lefty?

6. Why does Edna threaten infidelity as a way to convince Joe to support a strike?

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

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

9. How does the dialogue about smoking and drinking speak to the qualities of the two characters?

10. How are Scenes 1 and 2 related?

(see the answer keys)

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