Nickel And Dimed Book By Barbara Ehrenreich

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Nickel and Dimed is a book by Barbara Ehrenreich. Published in 2001, the book talks about the impact of the welfare reform act of 1996. If you have read it or intend to, this is the quiz for you. Enjoy!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The impetus for Ehrenreich’s investigation is?
    • A. 

      She feels guilty for never joining her classmates in the 1960s who helped organize workers

    • B. 

      The 4 million women about to enter the workforce due to welfare reform

    • C. 

      She needs to write a dissertation to get her Ph.D.

    • D. 

      All if the above

  • 2. 
    What is the aim of Ehrenreich’s investigation?
    • A. 

      To see if she can match her income to her expenses as a low-wage worker

    • B. 

      To understand the fear and anxiety of single mothers who work for low wages

    • C. 

      To prove that welfare is unnecessary …….

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which of the following below does Ehrenreich  seem to use the most?
    • A. 

      Pun

    • B. 

      Humor

    • C. 

      Rhetorical question

  • 4. 
    Why did she like Maine?
    • A. 

      The scenary

    • B. 

      The type people

    • C. 

      The devlopment

  • 5. 
    What kind of observation does Ehrenreich about the low-wage world?
    • A. 

      Living was not that bad

    • B. 

      Change is not that easy

    • C. 

      People just complain too much

  • 6. 
    In Maine, where does Ehrenreich bein her stay?
    • A. 

      A Motel 6.

    • B. 

      An apartment building.

    • C. 

      A trailor park.

  • 7. 
    What does Ehrenreich use more in the novel?
    • A. 

      Humor

    • B. 

      Imagery

    • C. 

      Rhetorical Querstion

    • D. 

      A and B

    • E. 

      B and C

  • 8. 
    Why did Ehrenreich go to a suborban Walmart in the Scrubing in Maine section 
    • A. 

      A new job

    • B. 

      Meet a friend

    • C. 

      A job fair

  • 9. 
    How does she explain her quiting at Jerry's
    • A. 

      She tells everyone she hates it

    • B. 

      She just leaves

    • C. 

      Breaks dishes

  • 10. 
    What did Ehrenreich say everyone did at Jerry's
    • A. 

      Eat

    • B. 

      Gossip

    • C. 

      Smoke

    • D. 

      Allof the above

  • 11. 
    Which resturant did she perfer?
    • A. 

      IHOP

    • B. 

      Hearthside

    • C. 

      Jerry's

  • 12. 
    Ehrenreich got a job at an retirement home, what was a perk about this job?
    • A. 

      Helping others

    • B. 

      More money

    • C. 

      Free food

  • 13. 
    How much did she make at her maid job?
    • A. 

      $6.00

    • B. 

      $5.00

    • C. 

      $6.65

    • D. 

      $5.65

  • 14. 
    She got a place for how much?
    • A. 

      $100.00

    • B. 

      $105.00

    • C. 

      $110.00

  • 15. 
    Nickel and Dimed takes place in 1998-2000, a time of unprecedented prosperity in America. Do you think Ehrenreich's experience would be different in today's economy? How so?