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

2. How was the person that Ruby traded corn bread and greens with related to her?
(a) Mother.
(b) Aunt.
(c) Cousin.
(d) Sister.

3. What is Leo Jackson's job?
(a) Janitor.
(b) Hod carrier.
(c) Truck driver.
(d) Construction worker.

4. How many families was Stack introduced to in the beginning of her study?
(a) Four.
(b) Two.
(c) One.
(d) Three.

5. What is the Jackson family's average income?
(a) $4,500.
(b) $2,000.
(c) $3,500.
(d) $5,000.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the girl that Stack became very close to in the Flats?

2. How were those who claimed to be the black leaders of the Flats viewed in their community?

3. Who did residents of the Flats refer to by their surnames?

4. According to the US Census, what percent of white deaths in 1965 were caused by diseases of infancy?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Why were two black men in the community murdered by white policeman?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. Why does swapping play such an important role in the Flats?

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