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

2. How are the eyebrows of the old woman described in "Face" shaped?
(a) Frowns.
(b) Canoes.
(c) Steeples.
(d) Rulers.

3. Who does the narrator blame for the end of Carma's story?
(a) Bane.
(b) Carma.
(c) Bollo.
(d) Karintha.

4. Which celestial orb does the author use in "Evening Song" to describe Cloine?
(a) The moon.
(b) The stars.
(c) The Earth.
(d) The sun.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the speaker feel about Cloine?

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

3. After her first baby was born, how did the townspeople react towards Becky?

4. What specifically is stated as not happening in the forest in "Nullo"?

5. What color is the hair of the old woman described in "Face"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cloine relate physically to the speaker's emotions in "Evening Song"?

2. What are the "reapers" in the poem of the same name?

3. What seems to be the overall emotional impression of the woman described in "Face"?

4. Describe Muriel's physical appearance at the theater.

5. How does the narrator describe Carma?

6. How does Karintha act out as a 12-year-old?

7. Given the imagery in the poem "Portrait in Georgia", how might the author view the position of black Georgian residents?

8. How does the author describe both the African and Christian God in "Conversion"?

9. How do men treat Karintha as a child?

10. According to Helen, why are girls fascinated with Paul?

(see the answer keys)

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