Milton Hershey Chapter 7 - Milton's First Job (P58-68)

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Milton Hershey Chapter 7 - Miltons First Job (P58-68) - Quiz

Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Milton is happy about leaving school and going to work. He wants to help his family.  Besides, his teacher thought he would never learn anything anyway. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Milton is happy about leaving school and going to work because he wants to help his family. Additionally, it mentions that his teacher thought he would never learn anything anyway. Based on this information, it can be inferred that Milton's motivation for leaving school is driven by his desire to support his family, and his teacher's lack of belief in his ability may have contributed to his decision. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    Milton Hershey goes to work for Mr. Ernst, what is his job?

    • A.

      Apprentice to a printmaker

    • B.

      Writer for a newspaper

    • C.

      Newspaper salesman

    • D.

      Candy maker

    Correct Answer
    A. Apprentice to a printmaker
    Explanation
    Milton Hershey's job was to be an apprentice to a printmaker. This means that he was learning and working under the guidance of a skilled printmaker, gaining hands-on experience and knowledge in the field of printmaking.

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  • 3. 

    Milton wants to become a businessman and work in town. Henry Hershey found a job for him at a printer shop in town. Milton is disappointed with his father because his father wants him to be a writer but Milton doesn't want to do that because

    • A.

      Milton is not a good reader

    • B.

      Milton doesn't learn well in school and to be a writer he needs more education.

    • C.

      He would rather be a farmer like his father.

    • D.

      Milton wants to make people happy and not follow his father's dreams.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Milton is not a good reader
    B. Milton doesn't learn well in school and to be a writer he needs more education.
    D. Milton wants to make people happy and not follow his father's dreams.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is a combination of the given options. Milton is not a good reader and doesn't learn well in school, which makes it difficult for him to pursue a career as a writer that requires more education. Additionally, Milton wants to make people happy and follow his own dreams instead of following his father's dreams of becoming a writer. Therefore, Milton is disappointed with his father's expectation for him to be a writer.

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  • 4. 

    Milton has a lot of problems on the job. His boss is always yelling at him. What are the things Milton does wrong?

    • A.

      He can't put the letters in the proper places.

    • B.

      He doesn't try hard.

    • C.

      He can't put the paper in the press the right way.

    • D.

      He doesn't ink the press correctly.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. He can't put the letters in the proper places.
    C. He can't put the paper in the press the right way.
    D. He doesn't ink the press correctly.
    Explanation
    Milton's problems on the job stem from his inability to properly handle the letters, put the paper in the press correctly, and ink the press correctly. These tasks are essential for his job, and his inability to perform them correctly may result in mistakes and errors in his work.

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  • 5. 

    Milton is under contract for five years. He can't break his contract but he decided that Mr  Ernst can fire Milton if his work is really bad. So, Milton tries to get fired. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given answer is true because the statement clearly states that Milton cannot break his contract but Mr. Ernst has the authority to fire him if his work is really bad. This implies that Milton is intentionally trying to get fired, indicating that he is not satisfied with his job or wants to be released from his contract.

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  • 6. 

    Milton decides to make Mr. Ernst so angry that he fires him by doing what?

    • A.

      He breaks one of the presses and causes Mr Ernst a lot of money.

    • B.

      He puts his sleeve into the press and almost hurts himself

    • C.

      He drops his straw hat into the press.

    • D.

      He tried to put another boy's hand into the press.

    Correct Answer
    C. He drops his straw hat into the press.
    Explanation
    Milton decides to make Mr. Ernst so angry that he fires him by dropping his straw hat into the press. This action not only causes damage to the press but also shows a lack of responsibility and respect for the equipment. It can be inferred that Mr. Ernst values the proper use and maintenance of the presses, and Milton intentionally provokes him by disregarding these principles. By deliberately causing damage and showing a disregard for the rules, Milton aims to provoke Mr. Ernst's anger and potentially get fired.

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  • 7. 

    Milton leaves the shop smiling and happy because he saves his job by saying he was sorry and getting his hat in the press was an accident. 

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Milton leaves the shop smiling and happy because he saves his job by saying he was sorry and getting his hat in the press was an accident. This statement suggests that Milton's actions were successful in resolving the situation and preventing any negative consequences. However, since the answer is "False," it implies that the statement is incorrect. Therefore, Milton's actions did not save his job, and he did not leave the shop smiling and happy.

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  • 8. 

    What kind of machine is this?

    Correct Answer
    printing press
    a printing press
    press
    Explanation
    This machine is a printing press. A printing press is a device used for applying pressure to an inked surface resting upon a print medium, thereby transferring the ink and creating an impression on the paper. It is commonly used for mass-producing printed materials, such as newspapers, books, and pamphlets. The given answer options all correctly identify the machine as a printing press.

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  • 9. 

    Two years after Sarena's death, Milton turns fourteen years old. Fanny and Milton have decided that he should leave

    • A.

      Lancaster, PA

    • B.

      Home

    • C.

      School

    • D.

      His father

    Correct Answer
    C. School
    Explanation
    After Sarena's death, Milton turns fourteen years old, indicating that he is of school-going age. Fanny and Milton have decided that he should leave Lancaster, PA, his hometown, and his father. This suggests that the decision to leave is related to his education. Therefore, the most logical option is "School," as it aligns with the context of the situation.

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