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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 6, the author says, "The fiction of the facts assumes innocence, ignorance, lack of intention" and what else?
(a) "Education."
(b) "Misdirection."
(c) "Corruption."
(d) "Ambition."

2. What was the song-and-dance caricature of blacks that developed later into the term "Jim Crow" in referring to African Americans?
(a) "Fighting Jim Crow."
(b) "Jump Jim Crow."
(c) "Dance Jim Crow."
(d) "Black Jim Crow."

3. What does the author describe holding in her hand as she leans against the sink in the end of Chapter 5?
(a) Red wine.
(b) A plate of food.
(c) A dishrag.
(d) A gun.

4. The author describes "the past" as a life sentence and uses what metaphor to describe it in Chapter 5?
(a) "A pillow where you lay your head."
(b) "A blunt instrument aimed at tomorrow."
(c) "A car rolling down a mountain."
(d) "A sharp arrow shooting backward."

5. When was Trayvon Martin born?
(a) 1999.
(b) 1995.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1990.

6. On what date did the beating take place involving the Jena Six?
(a) December 4, 2006.
(b) August 29, 2005.
(c) August 4, 2011.
(d) February 26, 2012.

7. What does the author describe around the collar of her big coat in Chapter 5?
(a) "A wool scarf."
(b) "Fancy fur."
(c) "Soft silk."
(d) "Fake fur."

8. How does the author describe the houses in Louisiana during Katrina in Chapter 6?
(a) As tumbling structures.
(b) As mumbling structures.
(c) As ghosts.
(d) As crumbling structures.

9. The author asks of the reader in Chapter 6 of the victims of Hurricane Katrina, "Have you seen their" what?
(a) "Faces."
(b) "Homes."
(c) "Destiny."
(d) "Loss."

10. What word in Chapter 5 means to cease resistance to an enemy or opponent and submit to their authority?
(a) Reverie.
(b) Evoke.
(c) Surrender.
(d) Convoke.

11. What does the man point out about his wife when he shows the author a picture of her in Chapter 5?
(a) She is Hispanic.
(b) She is white.
(c) She is young.
(d) She is black.

12. What does the author describe metaphorically in Chapter 5 as "well-oiled doors opening and closing between intention, gesture"?
(a) "Actions."
(b) "Politics."
(c) "Words."
(d) "Performances."

13. What does the author tell the reader not to lean against in Chapter 5?
(a) The judge.
(b) The wallpaper.
(c) The fence.
(d) The peeling paint.

14. The author writes in Chapter 6, "In a landscape drawn from an ocean bed, you can't drive yourself" what?
(a) "Sane."
(b) "To love."
(c) "To revenge."
(d) "Insane."

15. In a poetic monologue in Chapter 6, the author writes, "The hearts of my brothers are" what?
(a) "Shining."
(b) "Broken."
(c) "Healed."
(d) "Genuine."

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the narrator instructed to do after being fingerprinted and stripped in "Stop-and-Frisk" in Chapter 6?

2. What word from Chapter 5 refers to a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts?

3. Chapter 6 is described by the author as a script for what?

4. The author describes the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Chapter 6, saying that her friend said that the FEMA people all wanted to stay where?

5. The author writes in Chapter 6, "The prison is not a place you enter. It is" what?

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