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

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

3. Who wrote "The Souls of Black Folk"?
(a) W.E.B. DuBois.
(b) John. Allen.
(c) Carol Stack.
(d) John Goodnough.

4. Where did the Waters family live before moving to the Flats?
(a) Mississippi.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Louisiana.
(d) South Carolina.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the population of Jackson Harbor?

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

3. How often did kin exchange items and services?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Why is it argued that the economic model of the US is dependent on low-skilled and low-wage workers?

5. What types of things do those in the Flats swap?

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

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

8. How did Stack conduct the interviews that she personally handled?

9. How is swapping among family members different than casual swapping among people who are not kin?

10. What was Stack trying to learn about the exchange system in the Flats?

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