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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 did Zora's relationship with P.M.P try?
(a) Her talent.
(b) Her bank account.
(c) Her nature.
(d) Her sanity.

2. Why was there pressure for Zora to write about "the race problem"?
(a) It is a cultural trend.
(b) She was not being pressured.
(c) People told her it was her duty.
(d) She was a great writer.

3. What is the meaning of "My people! My people!" in the African American community?
(a) To express your love for your community.
(b) To get someone's attention.
(c) To express sorrow at being away from your family.
(d) To express embarrassment at the actions of another.

4. Zora explains that it is often the province of women to ______ young girls.
(a) Guard.
(b) Teach.
(c) Prepare.
(d) Frighten.

5. People were drawn to John Hurston's revivals because they were ______.
(a) Vivid.
(b) Unique.
(c) Long.
(d) Personal.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Zora want to befriend Ethel?

2. John Hurston claimed the magma layer of the earth was __________________.

3. When Zora had an "affair" with the President of her school, she called it a _____ affair.

4. What aided Zora's creativity in her life?

5. Around whom was Fanny Hurst usually found?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are Zora and Fanny Hurst compatible? Why did they make good friends?

2. What was the argument between the whore and prostitute in Polk County? Why does Zora single this instance out?

3. Why was Ethel Waters a challenge to befriend?

4. What was special about John Hurston's portrait of hell?

5. What was John Hurston's reputation as a preacher? How did he gain this status and reputation?

6. In Zora's early romantic life, what was her nature? Why was she this way?

7. How are Big Sweet and Zora similar?

8. Why was Zora's relationship with P.M.P a trial of her will and nature?

9. What was the primary dysfunction in Zora and P.M.P's relationship? Why did it end?

10. Was Leon Walter Young notorious? Why?

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