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Carol B. Stack
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How did people in the Flats increase their social circle?
(a) Through swapping.
(b) Helping others.
(c) Talking to new people.
(d) Making friends.

2. Why did those in the Flats need cooperative support?
(a) To make life easier.
(b) To help each other.
(c) To gain kin.
(d) To survive.

3. How many children do the Jacksons have?
(a) 11.
(b) 9.
(c) 10.
(d) 12.

4. What type of people did researchers establish contact with?
(a) Women in power.
(b) Men in power.
(c) Mothers.
(d) Leaders of the community.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who did Ruby trade corn bread and greens with so that she could get milk and diapers?

2. Why did Ruby Banks feel an obligation to always swap with her mother?

3. What was the most common thing those in the black community experienced when interacting with a white person?

4. Who did researchers usually establish their first contacts with?

5. Who wrote "The Souls of Black Folk"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What types of questions did Stack develop for her assistants to ask?

2. How did Stack use her assistants to gather data?

3. What was Stack's purpose in writing this book?

4. What is health care like in the Flats?

5. Why is temporary child exchange seen as a sign of trust?

6. How did bias affect Stack's study?

7. How do people in the Flats involve others in their daily lives?

8. How do people in the Flats feel about sacrificing what they have for their kin?

9. What is the communities' view of people who borrow things from others and don't lend things in return?

10. How did most researchers find the subjects that they studied?

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