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) At her university.
(b) While babysitting for a friend.
(c) While doing laundry.
(d) In the grocery store.

2. How many years had the Jacksons been in the Flats when Stack met them?
(a) 15.
(b) 17.
(c) 8.
(d) 12.

3. What was the age range of most of the adults Stack studied?
(a) 30-50.
(b) 20-40.
(c) 20-50.
(d) 30-60.

4. What didn't Ruby believe in?
(a) Begging.
(b) Having friends.
(c) Sharing.
(d) Helping.

5. What is the Jackson family's average income?
(a) $3,500.
(b) $5,000.
(c) $2,000.
(d) $4,500.

6. According to government statistics, what prevents people from escaping poverty?
(a) The government
(b) Mainstream society.
(c) Lack of education.
(d) Lack of jobs.

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

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

9. How did Stack protect the identities of those she interviewed?
(a) She left out important details.
(b) She moved them to a different city.
(c) She made them up.
(d) She changed their names.

10. What does Stack call the inability to understand and research?
(a) Neo-colonialism.
(b) Incapacity.
(c) Failure to understand.
(d) Lack of ability.

11. What is the necessary income for a family of four in Jackson Harbor?
(a) $4,000.
(b) $5,000.
(c) $8,000.
(d) $10,000.

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

13. How were those who claimed to be the black leaders of the Flats viewed in their community?
(a) Respected.
(b) Expendable.
(c) As very important.
(d) Uppity.

14. Who did Stack want to establish contact with?
(a) Men in power.
(b) Single women.
(c) Single men.
(d) Poor families.

15. According to Stack, what do most studies of black families compare themselves to?
(a) Their past culture.
(b) Mainstream society.
(c) White families.
(d) The status quo.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was the second family that Stack met in the Flats?

2. What percent of blacks live in unfit housing according to the US Census?

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

4. What was the main goal of the black activist organization in the Flats?

5. What causes the poor to create ways to cope with circumstances out of their control?

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