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

2. What specifically is stated as not happening in the forest in "Nullo"?
(a) It is not on fire.
(b) It is not windy.
(c) It is not raining.
(d) There are no people.

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

4. To what type of tree does the poem "Nullo" refer?
(a) Willow.
(b) Fir.
(c) Oak.
(d) Pine.

5. How do the men in Fern's city feel about her after the narrator begins to pay her attention?
(a) They want to possess her.
(b) They want to protect her.
(c) They want to marry her.
(d) They want to run her out of town.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is the swinging of the scythes described in "Reapers"?

2. How are the eyebrows of the old woman described in "Face" shaped?

3. Becky was a _____________ woman and her children were ______________.

4. With whose religious changes does "Conversion" deal?

5. What kind of songs are being sung in the cotton fields by field workers in "Georgia Dusk"?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Bob Stone's prime objection to a relationship between Louisa and Tom?

2. What does the speaker ultimately decide to do about his hunger in "Harvest Song"?

3. What was the physical effect on the land of the boll weevil infestation?

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

5. When Esther is nine, she witnesses Barlo making a public speech about what?

6. What prevents the speaker from connecting with those around him in "Harvest Song"?

7. What differences do we see between Kabnis and Lewis?

8. Why might the author have used electrical imagery to describe the woman in "Her Lips are Copper Wire"?

9. Why might the author choose to describe the pine forest in "Nullo"?

10. What references to the black slave experience do we see in "Portrait in Georgia"?

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