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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. Which language does Birdie use while praying?
(b) Black English.
2. Who is Mona?
(a) The only dark-skinned biracial girl at school.
(b) Nicholas' new girlfriend.
(c) The Marsh's new maid.
(d) The leader of Birdie's new group of friends.
3. How does Nicholas offend Birdie at the end of Chapter 10?
(a) He tells her he would never kiss a black girl.
(b) He calls her mother "white trash".
(c) He leaves without saying goodbye.
(d) He tells her she almost looks black.
4. In Chapter 9, which character does Sandy blame for the break up of her family and her "persecution"?
5. What sad realization does Birdie come to at the end of Chapter 13?
(a) Deck and Cole are never coming back for her.
(b) Sandy has always loved her the most because her skin is light.
(c) Sandy and Deck have always loved Cole more because her skin is dark.
(d) She will never be "black enough" for African-American society.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Jim?
2. In Chapter 9, why do the girls in town tease Birdie?
3. Why is Nicholas expelled from his private school?
4. What does Birdie take from her mother's box of mementos?
5. What type of career does Sandy claim Grandfather Goldman held?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Samantha.
2. Why does Birdie feel betrayed by Sandy in Chapter 13?
3. Who is Exu and why does Birdie pray to him?
4. How does Birdie finance her trip to California?
5. How does Ronnie Parkman help Birdie find her father?
6. Why does Birdie imagine she is doing a school report for her old Nkrumah school?
7. Why won't Sandy allow Birdie to try and contact Deck and Cole in Brazil?
8. What happens to Birdie and Sandy's relationship after Birdie moves to Boston?
9. Why do the girls in New Hampshire make fun of Birdie in Chapter 9?
10. Describe Birdie's conversation with Samantha at Dennis' party.
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