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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the story "The Enduring Chill," why does Asbury not want to see Dr. Block?
(a) He is willing himself to die.
(b) He does not want to be treated for his illness.
(c) He does not believe that there is anything wrong with him.
(d) He believes his problem is beyond the doctor's comprehension.

2. 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 are afraid of 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 share their milk with him.
(d) He believes they do not want to get in trouble for drinking the milk.

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

4. In the story "The Enduring Chill," how do Randall and Morgan react when they see Asbury?
(a) They are shocked by how sickly he looks.
(b) They tell him he looks like he is going to die.
(c) They tell him he looks healthy.
(d) They are pleased to see their old friend.

5. In the story "Judgment Day," what does Tanner make for Coleman when he first talks to him?
(a) A pair of glasses
(b) A figurine of an animal
(c) Alcohol
(d) A shack

6. In the story "Greenleaf," how does Mrs. May plan on trapping the bull?
(a) She wants Mr. Greenleaf to rope him.
(b) She wants Mr. Greenleaf to run him into a pasture and she will close the gate behind him.
(c) She wants to run him into the pasture and Mr. Greenleaf will close the gate behind it.
(d) She will drive her car into the bull.

7. In the story "A View of the Woods," why does Fortune visit the courthouse?
(a) To adopt Mary Fortune
(b) To get the deed for the land he is selling to Tilman
(c) To attend Pitts' trial
(d) To file a complaint against Pitts

8. In the story "The Comforts of Home," why does Thomas threaten to leave his mother's home?
(a) Because she has bailed Star out of jail
(b) Because she has given Star a key to their home
(c) Because she continues to let Star live there
(d) Because she wants him to date Star

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

10. In the story "Greenleaf," what bothers Mrs. May about Mrs. Greenleaf?
(a) Her housekeeping
(b) Her religion
(c) Her discipline of her children
(d) Her laziness

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

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

13. In the story "The Enduring Chill," who does Asbury ask his mother to invite to their home?
(a) Mr. Bush
(b) Goetz
(c) A Catholic priest
(d) Dr. Block

14. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Sheppard believe Norton will become when he grows up?
(a) A scientist
(b) A criminal
(c) A banker
(d) An astronaut

15. In the story "Parker's Back," why does Parker say "long views" depress him?
(a) They make him feel as if someone is after him.
(b) They make him think of the future.
(c) They remind him of what he does not have.
(d) They encourage people to take long walks.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "Revelation," what do the farm workers think happened to Mrs. Turpin's eye?

2. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," why must Julian's mother go to the Y each week?

3. In the story "Revelation," how does Mrs. Turpin characterize the farm workers' compliments?

4. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," which of the following is not an action Julian considers to teach his mother a lesson?

5. In the story "The Comforts of Home," what does Star threaten to do if Thomas throws her out of the house?

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