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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What was "The Last Rose of Summer" about?
(a) Dancing.
(b) Painting.
(c) Singing.
(d) Writing.

2. Where did Carver see the most beauty in the world?
(a) The ocean.
(b) Nature.
(c) Everything.
(d) The sky.

3. Who created the color Egyptian Blue?
(a) Manet.
(b) Monet.
(c) Michaelangelo.
(d) Carver.

4. In "Cercospora," what did others say Carver should not trust?
(a) His parents.
(b) White men.
(c) Himself.
(d) The faculty.

5. Where did a student try to insult Carver?
(a) The classroom.
(b) The Cafeteria.
(c) The dorms.
(d) The courtyard.

6. Who narrated "Odalisque"?
(a) Marilyn Nelson.
(b) Carver.
(c) One of Carver's black colleages.
(d) Booker T. Washington.

7. What did Carver teach former slaves about in "1905"?
(a) Husbandry.
(b) Reading.
(c) Farming.
(d) Politics.

8. How did Miss Bud describe Carver's work?
(a) All of these.
(b) He reveled the truth in his work.
(c) He was inventive and creative.
(d) His work was laced with a sense of loss.

9. What was the name of Carver's mother?
(a) Maria.
(b) Mary.
(c) Martha.
(d) Mia.

10. What did Carver teach his assistants in "1905"?
(a) Fertilization.
(b) The Theory of Relativity.
(c) Germination fo Flowers.
(d) Poultry Farming.

11. In "Drifter," what was Carver on a quest for?
(a) His family.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Education.
(d) Glory.

12. In "The Perceiving Self," what did Carver witness?
(a) A slave market.
(b) A trial.
(c) A symposium.
(d) A lynching.

13. What confuses John Bentley about Susan Carver?
(a) She is afraid of black people.
(b) She forgives Susan.
(c) She doesn't own property.
(d) She cares about a black child.

14. How many paintings of Carver's were displayed at the World Fair?
(a) 9.
(b) 2.
(c) 3.
(d) 4.

15. Who wanted the formula for Egyptian Blue?
(a) Fabric Manufacturers.
(b) Toy makers.
(c) Paint companies.
(d) Art Institutes.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Chemistry 101," what did Carver want his students to imagine?

2. How many acres did the homesteader in "Old Settlers' Reunion" own?

3. In "Four a.m. in the Woods," what did Carver love about the woods?

4. Where did George first see the Ivory handled knife?

5. Whose perspective is "Out of 'Slaves' Ransom," from?

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