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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. What does the relationship of a researcher and his subjects resemble?
(a) Family.
(b) Oppressor and oppressed.
(c) Teacher and student.
(d) Friendship.

2. How does the US Census classify Jackson Harbor?
(a) Metropolis.
(b) Urbanized area.
(c) Small community.
(d) Poor area.

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

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

5. What didn't Ruby believe in?
(a) Having friends.
(b) Begging.
(c) Helping.
(d) Sharing.

Short Answer Questions

1. What percentage of the black population in Jackson Harbor is unemployed?

2. Who said that without the help of kin a family may not be able to survive?

3. What does William Ryan say causes the deterioration of most black families?

4. According to Stack, what do most studies of the poor black communities not acknowledge?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. What is health care like in the Flats?

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

3. What was Stack's first year in the Flats like?

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

5. What is day-to-day life like in the Jackson household?

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

7. According to Stack, what is involved in the process of biculturation?

8. What happened when the home that Sam Summer was living in had a leaky gas line?

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

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

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