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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Mrs. Ellsworth feel about her decision concerning Oceola?
(a) She is unsure.
(b) She is confident.
(c) She feels she made the wrong decision.
(d) She is wary.

2. What do Mrs. Ellsworth and Oceola do while she conducts the interview?
(a) Eat breakfast.
(b) Eat dinner.
(c) Eat lunch.
(d) Drink tea.

3. What book does Mrs. Ellsworth get?
(a) Uncle Tom's Cabin.
(b) Othello.
(c) Nigger Moon.
(d) Great Expectations.

4. What does Oceola's boarder do with his money?
(a) Spends it on liquor.
(b) Spends it on a piano for Oceola.
(c) Saves up for medical school.
(d) Supports his family.

5. What did Oceola try to save up for in her teenage years?
(a) A new piano.
(b) College.
(c) Her mother's debts.
(d) An apartment.

6. What activity does Mrs. Ellsworth disapprove of most that Oceola did?
(a) Played for dances and house parties.
(b) Taught piano.
(c) Played for a church choir.
(d) All of the choices listed.

7. What did Oceola do before she meets Mrs. Ellsworth?
(a) Played for dances and house parties.
(b) Played for a church choir.
(c) Taught piano.
(d) All of the choices listed.

8. Who did Oceola receive piano lessons from as she grew up?
(a) An elderly woman.
(b) An elderly man.
(c) Mr. Hunter.
(d) Mrs. Ellsworth.

9. What happened after Oceola and her mother moved the second time after the death in their family?
(a) Oceola lost her jobs.
(b) Her mother lost her job.
(c) Her mother died.
(d) Oceola became sick.

10. Why does Mrs. Ellsworth want to provide specific things for Oceola?
(a) To make her life easier.
(b) So she can devote time only to her music.
(c) She wants her to be her friend.
(d) Simply to make Oceola happy.

11. Where did Oceola and her mother move after Oceola attended college?
(a) Harlem.
(b) Atlanta.
(c) Houston.
(d) Nashville.

12. Who boarded with Oceola when she lived on her own?
(a) Pete Williams.
(b) Mrs. Ellsworth.
(c) Mr. Hunter.
(d) She lived alone.

13. When was Oceola born?
(a) 1903.
(b) 1902.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1920.

14. How does Oceola feel about art for art's sake?
(a) It is genuine.
(b) It is exactly how she feels about art.
(c) She hates art.
(d) It doesn't survive in her world.

15. What kind of dresses does Mrs. Ellsworth have her dressmaker come up with?
(a) Ones for the soprano she rejected.
(b) Ones that would look good on dark skin.
(c) Ones for Oceola's mother.
(d) Ones for herself.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Oceola and her mother move after the death in their family?

2. Where does Mrs. Ellsworth live?

3. What else does Mrs. Ellsworth insist on doing for Oceola?

4. What happens to the soprano that Mrs. Ellsworth had a complaint about?

5. What school did Oceola attend?

(see the answer keys)

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