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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What are reapers' relationships to scythes?
(a) They attach to them.
(b) They sharpen them.
(c) They cut with them.
(d) They use them as tools.

2. With which physical attribute on others is Esther preoccupied?
(a) Blackness.
(b) Eyes.
(c) Height.
(d) Muscle.

3. Who is the "son" in the "Song of the Son"?
(a) Jesus.
(b) The plantation owner's son.
(c) The slaves' ancestors.
(d) A boy.

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

5. As an a adult, how does Karintha feel about men?
(a) She needs them.
(b) She fears them.
(c) She loves them.
(d) She has contempt for them.

6. Of what are scythes made?
(a) Wood.
(b) Stone.
(c) Gold.
(d) Steel.

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

8. What did Karintha do as a child?
(a) Danced with older boys.
(b) Loved to read.
(c) Played baseball.
(d) Gossiped about her peers.

9. What animal has been walking in the forest as evidenced by imprints in "Nullo"?
(a) Fox.
(b) Bear.
(c) Cow.
(d) Wolf.

10. After her wild behavior, who defends Karintha?
(a) Her teacher.
(b) The preacher.
(c) Her father.
(d) Her boyfriend.

11. For emphasis of the field workers' plight, what does Toomer use?
(a) The plantation manager's voice.
(b) The cotton picker's voice.
(c) The preacher's voice.
(d) God's voice.

12. Where was Becky's house?
(a) In the center of town.
(b) In a forest.
(c) Next to the railroad tracks.
(d) On a farm.

13. How does the narrator describe Carma's story?
(a) A dastardly debacle.
(b) The saddest tragedy.
(c) The crudest melodrama.
(d) The finest love story.

14. What do the cotton song's lyrics reference?
(a) Sunday.
(b) Christmas.
(c) Judgment Day.
(d) Easter.

15. In "Conversion", how is the Christian god physically described?
(a) Fat.
(b) Grotesque.
(c) Tall.
(d) White.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what does Karintha give birth to her child?

2. What happens to the speaker and Fern when they are together in the cornfield?

3. To what type of tree does the poem "Nullo" refer?

4. Upon which of Cloine's body parts is the speaker fixated?

5. How does Karintha express her anger?

(see the answer keys)

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