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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. According to Stack, what do most studies of black families compare themselves to?
(a) Mainstream society.
(b) The status quo.
(c) White families.
(d) Their past culture.

2. Who was the second family that Stack met in the Flats?
(a) John and Sylvia Waters
(b) Magnolia and Calvin Waters.
(c) Leo and Viola Jackson.
(d) Ruby and Otis Jackson.

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

4. How many assistants did Stack have helping her with her study?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

5. What causes a necessity for exchanging things and services in the Flats?
(a) Poverty.
(b) Dependency.
(c) Relationships.
(d) Kin.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to Stack, what common belief do most studies of blacks reinforce?

2. What did Ruby do with the rest of the AFDC money?

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

4. How does the US Census classify Jackson Harbor?

5. In what year did Stack begin her study?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

3. What did Stack want to learn about the families that she studied?

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

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

6. Why do people in the Flats say, "you have to have help from everybody and anybody"?

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

8. How were nicknames developed in the Flats?

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

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

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