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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Carma described?
(a) Strong.
(b) Angry.
(c) Lively.
(d) Passionate.

2. According to the cotton song, what is the salvation of Judgment Day?
(a) Eternal food.
(b) Freedom from slavery.
(c) Absolution of sins.
(d) Entrance into heaven.

3. The Song of the Son is a song about whom?
(a) Love.
(b) Slaves.
(c) Barlo.
(d) Jesus.

4. To which theme does "Georgia Dusk" contain many references?
(a) Slavery.
(b) War.
(c) Christianity.
(d) Love.

5. What is the woman described in "Face" doing?
(a) Crying.
(b) Smiling.
(c) Crying.
(d) Thinking.

6. Which alcohol does the African god drink in "Conversion"?
(a) Rum.
(b) Wine.
(c) Moonshine.
(d) Beer.

7. When contemplating what sort of life Fern might have, how does the author compare love to prejudice?
(a) It is deeply rooted in issues of possession.
(b) It cannot be bettered by a change in geographical location.
(c) It is difficult to change once it has been engrained.
(d) It is subject to the same narrowminded assumptions.

8. How does Fern feel about the townspeople gossiping about her?
(a) She is indifferent.
(b) She relishes in it.
(c) She is embarrassed by it.
(d) She is angry.

9. How is the soil described in "Song of the Son"?
(a) Gray.
(b) Brown.
(c) Red.
(d) Black.

10. Within the "Song of the Son," to what are slaves compared?
(a) Cotton.
(b) Apples.
(c) Grapes.
(d) Plums.

11. "Georgia Dusk" discusses what time of day?
(a) Sunset.
(b) Mid-afternoon.
(c) Sunrise.
(d) Late night.

12. To what are the woman's muscles in "Face" compared?
(a) A rippling river.
(b) The hard ground.
(c) A stone.
(d) A cluster of grapes.

13. What does the blade of the mower cut in "Reapers"?
(a) Weeds.
(b) Grass.
(c) Wheat.
(d) Flowers.

14. In what condition is the soil in November after the boll weevil infestation?
(a) Hard.
(b) Dark.
(c) Cold.
(d) Dry.

15. To whose singing does the author repeatedly compare Fern's face?
(a) An angel child.
(b) A Jewish cantor.
(c) A churchgoer.
(d) A field worker.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where was the cotton song sung?

2. What are reapers' relationships to scythes?

3. How are the horses pulling the mower in "Reapers" described?

4. How do the men in Fern's city feel about her after the narrator begins to pay her attention?

5. According to the "Song of the Son," where ought we pour our soul?

(see the answer keys)

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