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

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

3. Who was "1905" about?
(a) Albert Einstein.
(b) Booker T. Washington.
(c) Isaac Newton.
(d) Copernicus.

4. Where did "The Perceiving Self" take place?
(a) South Carolina.
(b) Kansas.
(c) Texas.
(d) Arkansas.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In "Called," what did Carver rattle on about?

2. In "The Perceiving Self," what did Carver witness?

3. What form is "From an Alabama Farmer" written in?

4. What kind of studio did Carver ask for in "Odalisque"?

5. How long was the train in "Coincidence" delayed?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Booker T. Washington offend Carver in "The New Rooster"?

2. What did Mary Carver's bill of sale say in "Beside Reading"?

3. What did Carver do in "Chemistry 101"?

4. How did Carver embarrass someone in "The Nervous System of the Beetle"?

5. How did Carver honor Ford in "Mineralogy"?

6. What was "Drifter" about?

7. In "Washboard Wizard," what was Carver good at?

8. In "Watkins Laundry and Apothecary," what did Carver say about a flower?

9. What is Egyptian Blue?

10. What caused a student to doubt God in "Goliath"?

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