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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. Who is Mr. Dick?
(a) The admissions officer.
(b) A teacher at St. Paul's.
(c) A policeman.
(d) A housekeeper.

2. What does Lorene say St. Paul's effect on her was?
(a) It kept her in her black skin.
(b) It let her escape her race while she was getting an education.
(c) It let her become comfortable in her black skin.
(d) It prepared her for being an adult, married woman.

3. What does Lorene dream about in her first term at St. Paul's?
(a) Dancing teddy bears.
(b) Not being able to read.
(c) White people yelling at her.
(d) Turtles.

4. In what way is Jimmy Hill notable to Lorene?
(a) He is very militant.
(b) He is very tall.
(c) He is very thin.
(d) He is very fat.

5. What does Lorene feel about the other white students?
(a) She understands their prejudices.
(b) She finds it hard to relate to them.
(c) She loathes them and misses her family.
(d) She feels like she becomes one of them.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is Lee Bouton?

2. What is it about the Puerto Rican boy that makes Lorene's mother furious?

3. What has Mr. Evans given to Lorene?

4. What does Lorene say about what her daughter's experience of school is likely to be?

5. What is the scene where Black Ice begins?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who are the first people Lorene describes meeting?

2. Where did Lorene work during high school?

3. What does Lorene say when someone asks her whether her daughter will go to St. Paul's?

4. Describe Lorene's relation with white girls.

5. Why does Lorene say she is writing her story?

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

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

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

9. What are Lorene's classmates doing, now?

10. Describe the meet and greet Lorene and her parents attend.

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