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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 does Richard find work?
(a) A delicatessen
(b) A hostel
(c) A movie theater
(d) A restaurant
2. Where do the Hoffmans operate their store?
(a) A whites only neighborhood
(b) A railway station
(c) The city center
(d) A metro station
3. Who joins Richard in Memphis?
(a) His Uncle Tom
(b) His grandmother
(c) His father
(d) His brother and mother
4. Who gives Richard a sly smile before Richard leaves work?
(a) Miss Molly
5. What does Richard need to do to to get the position at the post office?
(a) Put on weight
(b) Buy a suit
(c) Rent an apartment
Short Answer Questions
1. What do the black Communists brand Wright as?
2. What character working in the hospital basement scares Richard?
3. What does Richard say he feels like when a Jewish boy comes in to time how long it takes for him to clean?
4. What is Mencken famous as?
5. What is the name of Miss Moss' daughter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Bill terrify Richard?
2. What does Richard decide at the end of the book?
3. What happens when Richard joins the May Day parade?
4. How do the white employers at the optical factory arrange a boxing match between Richard and Harrison?
5. What problems does Richard face as publicity agent for the Federal Negro Theater?
6. What problems does Wright find in New York City?
7. How do Richard's co-workers react when he tells them he is moving North?
8. Why does Shorty amuse Richard?
9. Why does Mrs. Moss end up disgusting Richard?
10. Why don't Southern people like it when blacks move to Northern cities?
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