Black No More Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where does Max stop by where all his friends hang out after dropping off the reporter in Chapter 2?

2. Where does Bunny Brown work in the beginning of the novel?

3. For what newspaper is Matthew the editor in Chapter 6?

4. What is Max Disher's profession in the beginning of the novel?

5. What refers to an association, alliance, or confederation of individuals or groups for a common purpose, especially a political one?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Matthew's experiences in a white world in Chapter 4. Is he happy?

2. What aspects of Matthew make it difficult for the reader to sympathize with him?

3. What does Dr. Crookman believe his company is doing for society? Why is this absurd?

4. What does Max ask Dr. Crookman in Chapter 1? How does the chapter end?

5. How does Hank Johnson feel about the publicity Black-No-More is getting in Chapter 3? What is Hank's history?

6. What concern faces Matthew about starting a family in Chapter 6?

7. What is the basic premise and plot of the story "Black No More"?

8. How does Max go about approaching the beautiful woman in Chapter 1? What is her response?

9. Where and when does Chapter 1 of "Black No More" begin? What two characters meet in the opening?

10. What plans are discussed for Black-No-More Inc. in the beginning of Chapter 5?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss the portrayal of black society in Black No More. Do you think that the characters are justified in abandoning their ancestry for a better life? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss Matthew's actions at the mill in Chapter 7. How do Matthew's actions show that greed as opposed to empathy is his driving force?

Essay Topic 3

Describe the characters of Mr. Blickdoff and Mr. Hortzenboff and the setting of Paradise, South Carolina. Why are the workers threatening a strike at the mill?

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