Coming of Age in Mississippi Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Essie learn was once in prison?
(a) Raymond
(b) Mama
(c) The preacher
(d) Daddy

2. What is Lily White's real name?
(a) Sidney
(b) Janice
(c) Denise
(d) James

3. What do the whites claim started the fire at the Taplins' house?
(a) A cigar
(b) A funny cigarette
(c) A kerosene lamp
(d) An electrical fault

4. What kind of animal does Raymond buy?
(a) A mule
(b) A horse
(c) A cow
(d) A goat

5. What lesson does Anne take twice a week?
(a) Piano lessons
(b) German lessons
(c) Trumpet lessons
(d) French lessons

6. What kind of dance does Anne perform in this chapter?
(a) A belly dance
(b) An African dance
(c) The samba
(d) A pole dance

7. What is the name of Raymond's mother?
(a) Miss Louise
(b) Miss Jackson
(c) Miss Thompson
(d) Miss Pearl

8. What does Essie's father spend his free time doing?
(a) Shooting pool
(b) Drinking
(c) Gambling
(d) Womanizing

9. What does Essie get chosen to be in this chapter?
(a) School monitor
(b) Captain of the basketball team
(c) Head girl
(d) Homecoming Queen

10. What kind of chicken can Anne no longer eat?
(a) Roast chicken
(b) Boxed chicken
(c) Fried chicken
(d) Raw chicken

11. What kind of shop does Mrs. Hunt own?
(a) A music store
(b) A ladies shop
(c) A gentlemen tailors
(d) A food store

12. What does Anne have to pull out from the chickens?
(a) Their brains
(b) Their guts
(c) Their feathers
(d) Their feet

13. Who do the blacks claim the fire was meant to scare?
(a) The white man next door
(b) The sheriff
(c) The Ku Klux Clan
(d) The black community

14. Why does Anne get fired from her job?
(a) She smokes in the store.
(b) She arrives late.
(c) She steals clothes.
(d) She lies about her age.

15. Who kills Emmet Till?
(a) A group of white men
(b) A group of Negroes
(c) A government official
(d) A sheriff

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Raymond bring to live with them?

2. Why does Essie not want to work in the fields?

3. What is the name does Mama give her new baby boy?

4. Who does Anne begin to work for in this chapter?

5. Why does Essie stop working for Mrs Jenkins in this chapter?

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