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. Where did Stack meet the girl that introduced her to the families in the Flats?
(a) While babysitting for a friend.
(b) In the grocery store.
(c) While doing laundry.
(d) At her university.

2. What was the main goal of the black activist organization in the Flats?
(a) To prevent biased research studies.
(b) To protect the people of the community.
(c) To prevent discrimination.
(d) To take care of the children.

3. Who did researchers usually establish their first contacts with?
(a) Families.
(b) Women.
(c) Men.
(d) Leaders of the community.

4. Who was the first family that Stack met in the Flats?
(a) Leo and Viola Jackson.
(b) Magnolia and Calvin Waters.
(c) John and Sylvia Waters.
(d) Ruby and Otis Jackson.

5. Who did Ruby trade corn bread and greens with so that she could get milk and diapers?
(a) Carol Stack.
(b) Virginia Thomas.
(c) Joann Allen.
(d) Magnolia Waters.

6. Who wrote the book "Method and Measurement in Sociology"?
(a) Allen.
(b) Cicourel.
(c) Stack.
(d) Jones.

7. What is Leo Jackson's job?
(a) Janitor.
(b) Hod carrier.
(c) Truck driver.
(d) Construction worker.

8. How old was Julia?
(a) 26.
(b) 24.
(c) 27.
(d) 25.

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

10. What does William Ryan say causes the deterioration of most black families?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Economic stress and discrimination.
(c) The nature of the American economy.
(d) Lack of resources.

11. In what decade did Stack begin her study?
(a) 1940s.
(b) 1970s.
(c) 1960s.
(d) 1950s.

12. What is a symbol of trust in the Flats?
(a) Large kin groups.
(b) Temporary child exchange.
(c) Helping others.
(d) Getting to know new people.

13. What does the relationship of a researcher and his subjects resemble?
(a) Friendship.
(b) Family.
(c) Teacher and student.
(d) Oppressor and oppressed.

14. According to the US Census, what percent of black deaths in 1965 were caused by diseases of infancy?
(a) 9.1.
(b) 8.2.
(c) 7.5.
(d) 9.8.

15. What was the goal of the spokesmen in the Flats?
(a) To enlighten others to their plight.
(b) To present a better image of themselves to the white community.
(c) To get assistance from the government.
(d) To help their community.

Short Answer Questions

1. What connects Jackson Harbor to Chicago?

2. Why did Stack change names and locations in the book?

3. How does the US Census classify Jackson Harbor?

4. How many years did Stack live in the Flats?

5. What type of people did researchers establish contact with?

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