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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. Why did Stack change names and locations in the book?
(a) To protect identities.
(b) Because they asked her too.
(c) To keep them from getting kicked off welfare.
(d) To protect them from the mainstream.

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

3. What are 63% of the black citizens in Jackson Harbor employed as?
(a) Service workers.
(b) Maintenance workers.
(c) Teachers.
(d) Caretakers.

4. What parts of life in the Flats are completely intertwined?
(a) Social and economic.
(b) Economic and personal.
(c) Family and social.
(d) Personal and professional.

5. What was the most common thing those in the black community experienced when interacting with a white person?
(a) Bias
(b) Unfair treatment.
(c) They were looked down on.
(d) Racism.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Stack's findings, at what age do most blacks no longer have most of their original teeth?

2. What is a family called when a mother is the head?

3. What does Stack call the inability to understand and research?

4. What kin did people in the Flats feel most obligated to?

5. How did Stack come in contact with the families she studied?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What is the Jackson families' economic situation like?

4. How did bias affect Stack's study?

5. Why did Stack feel that it was important to find average citizens of the Flats to study?

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

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

8. How were nicknames developed in the Flats?

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

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

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