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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 refer to their friends and neighbors?
(a) By their surnames.
(b) By a nicknames.
(c) By their first names.
(d) Kindly.

2. Why do people in the Flats want to expand their group of kin?
(a) To have more people who are obligated to help them.
(b) To be more social.
(c) To gain friends.
(d) To get a hand up.

3. Who were welfare benefits designed to help?
(a) Children.
(b) Families.
(c) Men.
(d) Women and children.

4. What is another term for welfare?
(a) AFDC.
(b) CPS.
(c) DEV.
(d) ACDF.

5. Who wrote "Tomorrow's Tomorrow"?
(a) Elliot Stickler.
(b) Joyce Ladner.
(c) Carol Stack.
(d) John Adams.

Short Answer Questions

1. How were people who refused to swap viewed?

2. How much of the AFDC money did Ruby give her mom?

3. Who did Stack want to establish contact with?

4. What does the relationship of a researcher and his subjects resemble?

5. When did Stack's book on the migration of blacks to the north get published?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do those in the Flats cope with the lack of privacy?

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

3. What was Stack's housing situation like in the Flats?

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

5. In the Flats many people do not seek treatment from a doctor, why is this?

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

7. What were the causes that the black community was fighting for?

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

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

10. How did Stack define family in the Flats?

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