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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 Joe do to quiet the men?
(a) Tells them to be quiet.
(b) He is unable to quiet them.
(c) Raises a clenched fist.
(d) Raises his hand.

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

3. What two unions have failed at past strikes?
(a) Dock and auto workers.
(b) Teamsters and canners.
(c) Textile and taxi drivers.
(d) Textile and steel.

4. What does Joe bring home from the war?
(a) A medal.
(b) A new wife.
(c) An angry disposition.
(d) Shrapnel.

5. Who is the smoker and drinker in Scene 3?
(a) Fayette.
(b) Fatt.
(c) Miller.
(d) Gunman

Short Answer Questions

1. What does it mean to "take a run-out powder?"

2. Who is the first character to speak in the play?

3. In what war do 12 million men die?

4. What is the relationship between Joe and Edna?

5. Why doesn't Edna want Joe to wake the children?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the mood of the workers?

2. What are some of the reasons that Fayette selects Miller for the new project?

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

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

5. Who speaks for the workers?

6. How do you think Irv feels as a result of his behavior toward Florence?

7. 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?

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

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

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

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