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John Howard Griffin
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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. How does Griffin view the black community at first?
(a) It is struggling to survive.
(b) It is thriving and carefree.
(c) It is more wealthier than he thought.
(d) It is filled with scoundrels.

2. At the start of the book, how can Griffin's point of view be best described?
(a) That of personal experience.
(b) That of a black man.
(c) That of an observer.
(d) That of a priest.

3. Which of these is a job that Griffin unsuccessfully tries to get at the beginning of the third section of the book?
(a) A busboy.
(b) A chef.
(c) A clerk.
(d) A doctor.

4. According to Griffin's observations, what do blacks do to make their lives better?
(a) Put one another down.
(b) Work menial jobs.
(c) Start new businesses.
(d) Work together.

5. How does Griffin decide to react if anyone asks him who he is during his journey?
(a) He will answer with a different false name each time.
(b) He will answer with is real name.
(c) He will use a consistent pseudonym.
(d) He will answer in another language.

Short Answer Questions

1. How do the other whites react to Griffin's interaction with the white woman on public transportation?

2. Who helps Griffin darken his skin?

3. What sparks Griffin's questions about race?

4. What does Sterling do with his lunch scraps?

5. What type of church does Griffin want to attend?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is one of the major themes found in the section section of the book?

2. According to Griffin, how do Southern whites view the relationship between races?

3. According to Griffin and Mr. Gayle, what is the first step whites believe would threaten the survival of the white race?

4. Explain one of the two specific problems Griffin writes that blacks face.

5. How do you think Griffin feels emotionally at the end of this section?

6. Describe Griffin's experience when he tries to sit on a bench in Jackson Square.

7. What does Griffin observe about blacks' survival techniques among one another?

8. How does Griffin's doctor view civil rights and equality for blacks?

9. Describe how Griffin feels when he leaves his hotel at the beginning of the second section.

10. Describe Griffin's confrontation in the street toward the end of the second section of the book.

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