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

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

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

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

5. What connects Jackson Harbor to Chicago?
(a) A neighborhood.
(b) A major rail line.
(c) A major highway.
(d) A gravel road.

6. According to Stack, what common belief do most studies of blacks reinforce?
(a) That they are unreliable.
(b) That they are unwilling to get ahead in life.
(c) Popular stereotypes.
(d) The status quo.

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

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

9. According to the US Census what percent of blacks live in deteriorating housing?
(a) 29.
(b) 18.
(c) 23.
(d) 26.

10. In what part of the country is the Flats located?
(a) The west.
(b) The midwest.
(c) The south.
(d) The north.

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

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

13. How was Stack's car a hindrance to her?
(a) It was dangerous.
(b) It caused the families to become dependent on her.
(c) It broke down constantly.
(d) It was unreliable.

14. How did Stack come in contact with the families she studied?
(a) By holding a meet and greet.
(b) She found them on her own.
(c) By befriending children.
(d) Through a young woman in the community.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. How old was Julia?

3. What is the title of William Ryan's book?

4. According to government statistics, what prevents people from escaping poverty?

5. How often did kin exchange items and services?

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