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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 was the occupation of Billy and William's namesake?
(a) Salesman.
(b) He has no occupation.
(c) Bar owner.
(d) Baptist preacher.

2. What is Billy's job at Dillingham Automotives, Inc.?
(a) Keeping the cars and the car lot safe.
(b) Selling cars to blacks.
(c) Tracking down blacks who default on their car loans.
(d) Getting the cars ready to be picked up.

3. Which of the following characters seems deeply moved by Farragot's story?
(a) Wilson.
(b) Winfield.
(c) Smothers.
(d) Milford.

4. Who else does R.V. say supports them?
(a) Students.
(b) Police.
(c) Parents.
(d) Church goers.

5. What does Bertha yell that Willis and R.V. need?
(a) A good whipping.
(b) To move to a new business.
(c) To go to church.
(d) Women who will treat them right.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does she say about the first doctor?

2. Where does Leon get the impression that Gweneth likes to hear boys blow their own horns?

3. Who is the narrator of this story?

4. What does Gweneth do to the narrator that he laughs at as he remembers it much later?

5. What does Butler believe shaping the hair of boys does for them?

Short Essay Questions

1. As Gloria sees it what defines the people as southerners and northern?

2. What complaint does Butler have about young blacks?

3. What does Winfield say he was doing until he saw Mrs. Farragot run out of her house?

4. What does Mrs. Farragot do that causes someone to call the police?

5. Describe Red Bone and what she tells the woman about Billy.

6. What does the woman say Billy would need to do to be able to get promoted and how does he spend his time instead?

7. Why is Tarwell considering hiring Butler and how does Butler feel about this?

8. Describe the scar on the woman that fascinates the narrator.

9. How does Gloria's husband feel about square dancing and why is it surprising he feels this way?

10. What does Butler forbid in his shop and why does he forbid them?

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