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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. At what age does the smoke hang in the air for so long that people can taste it in the water?
(a) When Karintha is a child.
(b) When Karintha is 12.
(c) When Karintha is a woman.
(d) When Karintha is elderly.

2. What recurring dream does Esther have about her father's store?
(a) That it crumbles to the ground.
(b) That she and Barlo own it.
(c) That it is on fire.
(d) That it is broken into.

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

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

5. According to the cotton song, how does God feel about picking cotton?
(a) He thinks that it is sustained slavery.
(b) He thinks that it is good work.
(c) He cares not what we do on Earth.
(d) He thinks it is an abomination.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the blade of the mower cut in "Reapers"?

2. How many times has Karintha been married?

3. After finding no wounds in Carma, what does Bane do?

4. How does Karintha express her anger?

5. How is the weather in Georgia in November?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Louisa feel about Tom Burwell and Bob Stone?

2. What does Fern do with her days?

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

4. Why might the author have chosen to describe Cloine while sleeping in "Evening Song"?

5. What effect does the honey have on the drones?

6. Describe the woman in the poem "Face".

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

8. How did the older generation view the blooming of the November Cotton Flower?

9. Why might Toomer have chosen to use the comparative descriptor of a flower when detailing the storm in "Storm Ending"?

10. What does the house upon Rhobert's head represent?

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