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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. John Hurston claimed the magma layer of the earth was __________________.
(a) Eden.
(b) Heaven.
(c) Hell.
(d) Pergatory.

2. While at Barnard, Zora's work and school lives began to ______.
(a) Undergo criticism.
(b) Blend.
(c) Conflict.
(d) Disappear.

3. When was Zora to start her research in the south?
(a) Right away.
(b) After Barnard.
(c) During spring break.
(d) After working as a TA.

4. What was Zora's only bitter feeling about the publication of her first book?
(a) Her father didn't read it.
(b) She felt overly assisted.
(c) She dedicated it to a man who left her later.
(d) She wished it had been longer.

5. When Zora would see her boyfriend walking by her house, she imagined he was doing what?
(a) Ignoring her.
(b) Cheating on her.
(c) Thinking of her.
(d) Buying her a gift.

Short Answer Questions

1. For what was Leon Walter Young famous?

2. Zora's father is an expert at _________________.

3. In her research in the South, Zora was assigned to gather ______.

4. The party where Zora and Ethel meet was for whom?

5. Zora chose not to approach Ethel as a _____.

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Zora have to flee Polk County?

2. Why was Ethel Waters a challenge to befriend?

3. How did Zora pursue a friendship with Ethel Waters? Why was she eager to befriend Ethel?

4. How does Zora address "the race problem" in her work? Why does she approach it as she does?

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

6. Through showing her friendships with Ethel Waters and Fanny Hurst, what is Zora communicating to the reader?

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

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

9. Did Zora find that there is a quintessential black person? A white person?

10. Were Zora's school and work life beginning to blend at Barnard? Was this a good combination for her?

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