All Our Kin: Strategies for Survival in a Black Community Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

Carol B. Stack
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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of the girl that Stack became very close to in the Flats?
(a) Ruby.
(b) Sara.
(c) Magnolia.
(d) Caroline.

2. What was the most common thing those in the black community experienced when interacting with a white person?
(a) Unfair treatment.
(b) Bias
(c) They were looked down on.
(d) Racism.

3. Why do people in the Flats want to expand their group of kin?
(a) To have more people who are obligated to help them.
(b) To get a hand up.
(c) To gain friends.
(d) To be more social.

4. What type of strategies was Stack studying in the Flats?
(a) Social.
(b) Personal.
(c) Domestic.
(d) Professional.

5. What causes a necessity for exchanging things and services in the Flats?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Dependency.
(c) Relationships.
(d) Kin.

6. How did people in the Flats refer to their friends and neighbors?
(a) By their surnames.
(b) By a nicknames.
(c) By their first names.
(d) Kindly.

7. Who were welfare benefits designed to help?
(a) Women and children.
(b) Children.
(c) Men.
(d) Families.

8. How many families was Stack introduced to in the beginning of her study?
(a) Three.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Four.

9. What did Ruby do with the rest of the AFDC money?
(a) Buy new clothes.
(b) Buy food.
(c) Buy a couch.
(d) Wash clothes.

10. How was the person that Ruby traded corn bread and greens with related to her?
(a) Mother.
(b) Cousin.
(c) Sister.
(d) Aunt.

11. What causes the poor to create ways to cope with circumstances out of their control?
(a) The white community.
(b) Their lack of resources.
(c) The nature of the American economy.
(d) Welfare.

12. What is the name of Stack's son?
(a) John.
(b) Michael.
(c) Alex.
(d) Kevin.

13. How does the US Census classify Jackson Harbor?
(a) Urbanized area.
(b) Poor area.
(c) Small community.
(d) Metropolis.

14. What was Julia's cousin's name?
(a) Mae.
(b) Sara.
(c) Magnolia.
(d) Maya.

15. How many years did Stack live in the Flats?
(a) Three.
(b) Five.
(c) Two.
(d) Four.

Short Answer Questions

1. What percentage of Jackson Harbor's population is black?

2. How did people in the Flats increase their social circle?

3. Who says that the culture of poverty is political in nature?

4. How were people who refused to swap viewed?

5. According to the US Census, what percent of black deaths in 1965 were caused by diseases of infancy?

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