Milton Hershey Chapter 11 - Money Trouble (p98-112)

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  • 1. 
    What are the two main reasons that Milton will have a hard time making money in his chocolate shop after the Exposition closes?
    • A. 

      When the fairgrounds close, people and tourists will leave.

    • B. 

      The city has too many shops in the area now.

    • C. 

      People didn't like his candy and chocolate.

    • D. 

      The weather is turning cold and dreary, so people may stay home.

  • 2. 
    Milton Hershey noticed that people were sad about the end of the World's Fair, so he invited them to come to his candy shop. He gave them free samples and hoped that they would become regular customers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Milton decides to offer the poor boy and the men a piece of expensive chocolate because (select all his reasons)
    • A. 

      He knew chocolate was addictive and these people will go get a job in order to buy more.

    • B. 

      Everyone should taste chocolate once in his life.

    • C. 

      It was not fair that only rich people could eat chocolate.

    • D. 

      He felt guilty only giving them his cheapest candy.

  • 4. 
    Milton's business grew and in the chapter we get examples. What were three examples that show his business was bustling?
    • A. 

      He started selling candies through the mail

    • B. 

      They had to move to a large store down the street.

    • C. 

      Milton opened a wholesale shop in another area of Philadelphia.

    • D. 

      His mother and Aunt had to come work in the shop wrapping candies.

  • 5. 
    Fanny accuses Milton of being like his father when he tries to make a new candy so his candy shop "will stand out of the crowd."  Milton loved to experiment!
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    The customers went crazy for Milton's latest creation which were delicious  ________________ .  Fanny said they would need more help to wrap all the candies!
  • 7. 
    In 1879, Milton Hershey's business was not making a profit because
    • A. 

      The rent and price of sugar was so expensive in Philadelphia.

    • B. 

      His uncles were not giving him enough money to pay his employees.

    • C. 

      The price of sugar and fresh milk was so expensive but they had to keep the price of their candies low to compete with other candy makers.

    • D. 

      He had to pay for his employees and rent which kept going up but he couldn't raise his prices.

  • 8. 
    Milton hires William H. Harry Lebkicher as an accountant to help him with his books. Milton is very unhappy that he owes so much money for sugar and milk. Milton regrets he did not spend more time studying
    • A. 

      Reading

    • B. 

      Writing

    • C. 

      Geometry

    • D. 

      Arithmetic

  • 9. 
    Milton sends a letter to his uncles asking for $600 which is the yearly salary of two workers.  In the letter, he says that his Aunt Mattie needs the money because
    • A. 

      She is their unmarried sister and they are responsible for her.

    • B. 

      They won't give the money to Milton who they may think is like his father.

    • C. 

      They won't give the money to their sister Fanny who is married to Henry and the money would belong to Henry.

    • D. 

      She will buy the candy shop for the uncles.

  • 10. 
    You can tell by reading Milton's letter on page 111 that his spelling and punctuation is not correct.  Milton didn't care that the letter wasn't written perfectly. 
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False