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

2. The author writes in Chapter 6, "The prison is not a place you enter. It is" what?
(a) "No place."
(b) "A silence."
(c) "A place you die."
(d) "A hell."

3. Where does the author solicit the reader to "Join me down here" in Chapter 5?
(a) "In sorrow."
(b) "In history."
(c) "In nowhere."
(d) "In tomorrow."

4. 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) "Ambition."
(d) "Corruption."

5. What does the author describe the storm carrying her through in Chapter 5?
(a) Dawn.
(b) The desert.
(c) The forest.
(d) Dusk.

Short Answer Questions

1. On what date was James Craig Anderson murdered?

2. What ocean does the author describe "breaking on our heads" in Chapter 5?

3. On what date did the center of Hurricane Katrina pass southeast of New Orleans, Louisiana?

4. The author claims in Chapter 5 that "the conversations you have with your eyes translate" what?

5. Where did James Craig Anderson work?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are some examples of imagery (simile, metaphor, etc.) in Chapter 5?

2. How is the theme of anger explored in Chapter 6?

3. What theme is explored when the narrator describes her experience in the drug store in Chapter 5?

4. What scenario does the author present when an unnamed man is arrested in Chapter 6?

5. How does the author juxtapose the reality of Hurrican Katrina victims with their depiction in the media?

6. What theme is explored by the author in examining the Trayvon Martin case in Chapter 6?

7. What does Hurricane Katrina symbolize for the author?

8. How is the theme of the pain of prejudice explored in Chapter 6?

9. How does the author compare the Rodney King beating and the death of Mark Duggan in Chapter 6?

10. What assertions does the author make regarding the James Craig Anderson incident in Chapter 6?

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