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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 river did Dessie and Rawlings travel together?
(a) The Mississippi River.
(b) The St. John River.
(c) The Ocklawaha River.
(d) The Halifax River.

2. Which of the following birds were almost extinct in Cross Creek until the government began to protect them?
(a) Cranes.
(b) Redbirds.
(c) Pelicans.
(d) Herons.

3. Which of Martha's relatives did Samson marry?
(a) Her sister.
(b) Her neice.
(c) Her daughter.
(d) Her cousin.

4. Which of the following themes did Rawlings believe was "customary in slave psychology"?
(a) Blame.
(b) Guilt.
(c) Affection.
(d) Greed.

5. How did Rawlings describe the king snake that lived near her driveway?
(a) Aggressive.
(b) Friendly.
(c) Intimidating.
(d) Lazy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following vegetables was regularly trimmed and cooked like asparagus?

2. What state was Rawlings in when Dessie suggested they take a trip together?

3. What part of Samson's body was permanently injured when he was shot by Henry?

4. Which of the following types of snakes is the fastest on land?

5. Which of the following types of bread was NOT typically served in Florida?

Short Essay Questions

1. What type of relationship did Rawlings have with the frogs that overtook Cross Creek in springtime?

2. Who was Racket?

3. How were Dessie and Rawlings greeted by the locals, both black and white, in the coastal towns they visited?

4. How did Rawlings overcome her fear of snakes?

5. What trouble did Rawlings get into with her neighbors around Christmas in regard to her staff?

6. Who was Mr. Butler, and where did he die?

7. How did the work around Rawlings's farm change in the heat of the summer?

8. What bad omens appeared on Rawlings's farm the day the murderer escaped in Cross Creek?

9. How was Rawlings feeling about her life at the time when Dessie invited her on a river trip?

10. Why did Rawlings fire Raymond?

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