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Lorene Cary
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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 do Lorene and her parents visit first when they arrive at St. Paul's?
(a) The dormitory.
(b) The field house.
(c) The Rectory.
(d) The library.

2. What theme is introduced into the book in Chapter 1?
(a) The need to let go of home.
(b) The need to take home with you wherever you go.
(c) The need to run as far from home as possible.
(d) The need to keep close to home.

3. What does Lorene say going to St. Paul's would make Nana Hamilton feel?
(a) Proud.
(b) Guilty.
(c) Disappointed.
(d) Betrayed.

4. What does Jimmy Hill mean when he says that he and Lorene will 'turn out' St. Paul's?
(a) They will stand up to the whites.
(b) They will find the classiest places to hang out.
(c) They will get in as much trouble as possible without being thrown out.
(d) They will show what it means to have soul.

5. How long has it been, at the beginning of the book, since Lorene graduated from high school?
(a) 9 years.
(b) 15 years.
(c) 1 year.
(d) 6 years.

Short Answer Questions

1. What position has Lorene occupied at St. Paul's?

2. About what does Lorene say it is easiest to write?

3. What is Lorene's little sister's feeling about Lorene staying at St. Paul's for school?

4. Who told Lorene about St. Paul's?

5. Where does Lorene work?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the wombats and what is their role in the novel?

2. What are Lorene's feelings about leaving her friends for St. Paul's?

3. Where is Black Ice set?

4. Describe Lorene and her parents' arrival at St. Paul's.

5. Where did Lorene work during high school?

6. By what was Lorene's mother shocked at the meet and greet?

7. What does Lorene say she will miss about her high school?

8. What are Lorene's thoughts about St. Paul's after she has the visit?

9. Why is Lorene's mother furious when Lorene brings a Puerto Rican boy over?

10. Describe Lorene's experience of the Afro-Am.

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