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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Pammel say Carver did to other people?
(a) Insulted them.
(b) Inspired them.
(c) Brought out the best in them.
(d) Embarrassed them.

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

3. How did Carver pay for his piano lessons?
(a) He washed clothes.
(b) He sold his paintings.
(c) He plowed fields.
(d) He taught literary lessons.

4. What did the students' parents at Tuskagee do for a living?
(a) They were farmers.
(b) They were plantation inheritors.
(c) They were industry workers.
(d) They were slaves.

5. What caused Carver to laugh in "The Nervous System of the Beetle"?
(a) A teacher gets confused.
(b) Someone said a beetle had a backbone.
(c) Someone called him an invertebrate.
(d) A textbook was mislabeled.

6. What did Pammel call Carver?
(a) A Path to Freedom.
(b) The Black Darwin.
(c) God's Gift to Teachers.
(d) A Freak of Nature.

7. How did Watkins meet Carver?
(a) He took him as a boarder.
(b) He bought him as a slave.
(c) He hired him at his laundromat.
(d) He was a student of his.

8. Why did Miss bud say she sent Carver home?
(a) He was loud.
(b) He was black.
(c) He was sick.
(d) He was tired.

9. How did Carver's colleagues at Tuskagee describe Carver's accent?
(a) White.
(b) Snooty.
(c) Rich.
(d) Brittish.

10. Who was Carver's boss at Tuskegee?
(a) Booker T. Washington.
(b) Susan Weaver.
(c) Moses Pederson.
(d) Frederick Wilson.

11. In "Poultry Husbandry," how many classes was Carver teaching?
(a) 10.
(b) 6.
(c) 5.
(d) 7.

12. What was Carver called in "A Charmed Life"?
(a) An anomaly.
(b) An artist.
(c) A traitor.
(d) A pilgrim.

13. In "Four a.m. in the Woods," what did Carver realize?
(a) His purpose in life.
(b) His talent.
(c) The reason for his daughter's birth.
(d) The reason for his brother's death.

14. Where did "Dawn Walk" take place?
(a) A school courtyard.
(b) The dump.
(c) A forest.
(d) Crop fields.

15. What religious group did Carver join in college?
(a) A prayer group.
(b) A Service Society.
(c) A hymn singing choir.
(d) A Bible Study Group.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was Carver thanked for in "From an Alabama Farmer"?

2. What was "The Last Rose of Summer" about?

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

4. Who wanted the formula for Egyptian Blue?

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

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