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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Claudette Colvin?
(a) The narrator at the opening of the book.
(b) The author of the book.
(c) The white girl whose best friend was black.
(d) The antagonist.

2. In what state does Claudette Colvin grow up?
(a) Texas.
(b) Georgia.
(c) Alabama.
(d) Mississippi.

3. What were blacks' attitudes as Claudette finished high school?
(a) Increasingly negative.
(b) Apathetic.
(c) Hopeful.
(d) It is not known.

4. From where did Geraldine Nesbitt hold an M.A.?
(a) Harvard University.
(b) Stanford University.
(c) Columbia University.
(d) University of Alabama.

5. What percentage of the city bus riders were black?
(a) 38.
(b) 98.
(c) 55.
(d) 75.

6. What does the narrator say controlled Claudette's life?
(a) The school she attends.
(b) Her neighborhood boundaries.
(c) Jim Crow.
(d) Nothing.

7. What did the Montgomery Circuit Court adjudicate about Claudette's conviction?
(a) Upheld the conviction on all the charges.
(b) Dropped all but assault on a police officer.
(c) Dropped all the charges.
(d) Declined to review the case.

8. What did Claudette want to do after studying the constitution?
(a) Write an essay about bus riding rights.
(b) Move to another country which actually upheld its constitution.
(c) Rebel.
(d) Become a lawyer.

9. Where were the cops taking Claudette?
(a) To her home so she would not be in danger walking through a white neighborhood.
(b) To her bus stop since the bus was broken down.
(c) To talk to a lawyer.
(d) To jail.

10. What was Claudette's involvement in the NAACP?
(a) She attended the meetings sporadically.
(b) She was elected the President.
(c) She quit as she felt betrayed by them.
(d) She became the youth secretary.

11. What made Claudette angry when she would go to downtown Montgomery?
(a) That there were racists signs in store windows.
(b) That she could not try on clothes.
(c) That the buses the blacks wrote were constantly breaking down.
(d) That the buses were only air conditioned in the white sections.

12. Who became involved in Jeremiah Reeves' case?
(a) No one as they were too scared.
(b) The Anti-defamation League.
(c) Amnesty International.
(d) The NAACP.

13. What did the driver say to Claudette?
(a) Claudette did not need to get up since her foot was broken.
(b) He needed her row of seats.
(c) She needed to get off the bus and take another since it was broken down.
(d) He had to put her on another bus since he forgot to stop at her stop.

14. What did Claudette do?
(a) Get up anywy even with a cast on her foot.
(b) Get off at the next stop so she could get on the right bus.
(c) Stay in her seat.
(d) Go and sit at the seat behind the bus driver so they could talk.

15. For what was Claudette deemed unfit?
(a) For a college scholarship.
(b) For a trip to Washington, D. C.
(c) To be the face of a movement.
(d) To go North and talk to activists.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did blacks depend upon buses?

2. How did the youth group of the NAACP change to become better attended?

3. What does the judge decide?

4. What is one thing blacks and whites could not do together?

5. What happened when Claudette rode with the police?

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