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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the story "Parker's Back," what is notable about Parker's arms?
(a) They are very muscular.
(b) They are deformed.
(c) One arm is shorter than the other.
(d) They are heavily tattooed.

2. In the story "Judgment Day," what does the black actor do the first time Tanner insults him?
(a) Slams him against a wall
(b) Beats him
(c) Pushes him down the stairs
(d) Talks to his daughter about Tanner's behavior

3. In the story "Parker's Back," what must Parker say to get Sarah Ruth to let him back in the house?
(a) His full first name
(b) He will pay for the tractor.
(c) He loves her.
(d) He is sorry.

4. In the story "Parker's Back," what draws Parker to the design he plans on having tattooed on his back?
(a) The religious symbolism
(b) Jesus' eyes
(c) The crown of thorns
(d) The burning bush

5. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what gives Julian's mother pleasure about his "success"?
(a) She has struggled to ensure he would have a good upbringing.
(b) He was able to attend a good college.
(c) She had the money to provide for him.
(d) He has returned home to her.

6. In the story "The Enduring Chill," what does Asbury convince the farm workers to do that contaminates the milk?
(a) Drink from the containers of fresh milk
(b) Feed the cows onions
(c) Milk the cows improperly
(d) Smoke in the milking room

7. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," how does Julian's mother characterize all children?
(a) They are the future of America.
(b) They are all equal to her.
(c) They are all cute to her.
(d) White children are more precious to her than black children.

8. In the story "Parker's Back," what is Sarah Ruth constantly trying to do?
(a) Convince Parker to move in with her mother
(b) Convince Parker to stop being tattooed
(c) Convert Parker to Christianity
(d) Get pregnant

9. In the story "Judgment Day," where is Tanner living when his daughter finds him?
(a) In a nursing home
(b) In the saw mill
(c) In a shack he and Coleman built
(d) In the family home

10. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what is Julian's career goal?
(a) Writing
(b) Drawing
(c) Selling typewriters
(d) Selling automobile tires

11. In the story "The Comforts of Home," what hobby does Thomas' mother suggest that Star take up?
(a) Knitting
(b) Studying history
(c) Reading
(d) Music

12. In the story "The Comforts of Home," what is Star's real name?
(a) Sarah
(b) Star
(c) Starah
(d) Tomsee

13. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," how much did Julian's mother pay for her new hat?
(a) $7.00
(b) $7.50
(c) $7.25
(d) $6.50

14. In the story "The Enduring Chill," why does Asbury think the farm workers do not want him to drink from their jelly glass?
(a) He believes they do not want to share their milk with him.
(b) He believes they think it is improper for white and black people to share a glass.
(c) He believes they do not want to get in trouble for drinking the milk.
(d) He believes they are afraid of him.

15. In the story "Revelation," how does Mrs. Turpin characterize the teenage girl in the waiting room?
(a) As ugly
(b) As pitiful
(c) As haughty
(d) As beautiful

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "The Comforts of Home," what nickname does Star give Thomas?

2. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what is Rufus Johnson's IQ?

3. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why do the police first bring Rufus to Sheppard's home?

4. In the story "The Enduring Chill," where does Asbury do research for the play he is writing?

5. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what disability does Rufus have?

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