Black Like Me Test | Final Test - Hard

John Howard Griffin
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the well-dressed black man make Griffin feel?

2. How many rooms are in the home of the young black man who befriends Griffin in the sixth section of the book?

3. At the start of the fourth section of the book, how much time has passed since Griffin became a black man?

4. Where does Griffin decide to go after Montgomery?

5. How does Griffin describe the white attitude toward blacks in Mobile?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Griffin do as he leaves the young black man's house?

2. According to Griffin, what is the attitude of blacks in Montgomery?

3. Describe what Griffin sees on the bathroom wall of the bus station.

4. What does Griffin mean when he says he feels like a tenth-class citizen?

5. Why do the young black man's children think they are having a party?

6. What do the blacks consider doing when the bus driver will not let them off the bus for the ten-minute break?

7. What attitude does Griffin feel most whites in Mobile take towards blacks?

8. Why does P.D. East have to go to New Orleans?

9. How does the man from Massachusetts Griffin meets while hitchhiking feel about people from Mississippi?

10. How does Griffin feel when he calls his wife on the phone?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

When Griffin hears about a lynching in Mississippi, he goes to visit the city and see what race relations are like there. How are violent acts like lynchings reflected in society? What do these events reveal about the surrounding community? Use details from Griffin's visit to Mississippi to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Compare and contrast the attitudes of residents in two different cities in the book. Include analysis of the attitudes of blacks in these cities, and the attitudes of whites in these cities. Be sure to use Griffin's observations to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What conclusions does Griffin come to at the end of his journey? Explain each of Griffin's conclusions, and note the major events that helped him reach these conclusions. What are his suggestions for reconciling these problems?

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