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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Carver put in someone's pocket in "Driving Mr. Carver"?
(a) A burr.
(b) A snake.
(c) A thorny rose.
(d) A toad.

2. What did Carver say about the black pilot in "Moton Field"?
(a) It was an attrocity.
(b) It was a step.
(c) It was a shame.
(d) It was an honor.

3. In "The Penol Cures," what cured a disease?
(a) Castor oil.
(b) Peanut oil.
(c) Lavender oil.
(d) Rose oil.

4. Who did Carver say caused weeds in "The Wild Garden"?
(a) Mother Nature.
(b) The devil.
(c) Men.
(d) God.

5. In "The Wild Garden," what did Carver say men could have a balanced diet of?
(a) Wild vegetables.
(b) Fruits.
(c) Flowers and bulbs.
(d) Bread and water.

6. What did Carver say would destroy a person in "Goliath"?
(a) Hate.
(b) Fear.
(c) All of these.
(d) Doubt.

7. What did Washington give Carver after the big debate in "The New Rooster"?
(a) The poultry yard.
(b) The barn.
(c) A lab.
(d) A studio.

8. When was "The Year of the Sky-Smear"?
(a) 1912.
(b) 1915.
(c) 1905.
(d) 1910.

9. Why did the person in "A Patriarch's Blessing" tell Carver not to pick the fruit?
(a) It wasn't meant for him.
(b) It wasn't ripe yet.
(c) All of these.
(d) It was poisoned.

10. What was the person Carver saw in "A Patriarch's Blessing" sitting in?
(a) A bath tub.
(b) A rocking chair.
(c) A mossy river.
(d) A coffin.

11. What did Carver compare God to in "Professor Carver's Bible Class"?
(a) A record of our lives.
(b) A judge.
(c) A broadcast system.
(d) A good friend.

12. What did Washington give Bridgeforth after the big debate in "The New Rooster"?
(a) The poultry yard.
(b) A studio.
(c) A lab.
(d) The barn.

13. What did Hardwick do for Carver?
(a) Restored his faith in humanity.
(b) Inspired him to move.
(c) Helped him feel alive.
(d) Reminded him of virtue.

14. In "Letter to Mrs. Hardwick," what was Carver so surprised about?
(a) Hardwick was sick.
(b) Hardwick was married.
(c) Hardwck was quitting.
(d) Hardwick was moving.

15. What caused "The Year of the Sky-Smear"?
(a) A plane crash.
(b) A large fire.
(c) An eclipse.
(d) A comet.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did "Arachis Hypogaea" get to America?

2. Whose garden is described in "The Wild Garden"?

3. In "Chicken-Talk," how many chickens were unaccounted for?

4. Where was Carver speaking in "Eureka"?

5. Who did the person in "My Beloved Friend" embody?

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