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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what does Julian's mother do to punctuate her statement that it is hot?
(a) Begins fanning herself with a newspaper
(b) Take off her hat
(c) Takes out a Japanese fan
(d) Repeat her statement loudly

2. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Sheppard do at the reformatory?
(a) He is the recreational director.
(b) He coaches a little league baseball team.
(c) He is a counselor.
(d) He teaches the students.

3. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Rufus do when he first comes into Norton's home that makes him angry?
(a) Lays down in Norton's bed
(b) Speaks disrespectfully to Leola
(c) Orders Norton to make him a sandwich
(d) Goes into Norton's mother's room

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

5. In the story "Parker's Back," why does Sarah Ruth throw Parker out of the house?
(a) She believes he cannot be saved.
(b) She is ashamed of him.
(c) She is angry that he destroyed his boss' tractor.
(d) She believes his tattoo is idolatry.

6. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," which of the following is not an action Julian considers to teach his mother a lesson?
(a) Bringing a black friend home to dinner
(b) Dating a black woman
(c) Calling a black doctor to treat her on her death bed
(d) Forcing her to strike up a conversation with a black woman

7. In the story "Parker's Back," what does Parker say is different about the experience of having his back tattooed?
(a) It is much more meaningful than his previous tattoos.
(b) It is much more painful than his previous tattoos.
(c) He is more alert and awake.
(d) He is much less reluctant to have the tattoo done.

8. In the story "Greenleaf," what does Mrs. May tell Mr. Greenleaf he will be doing because he did not return the bull to his sons' farm?
(a) He will have to take it back to their farm before he does any other work.
(b) He will be docked wages to pay for repairs on her farm.
(c) He will be looking for another job because she is firing him.
(d) He will have to shoot it.

9. In the story "Parker's Back," which of the following is not something that bothers Parker about his wife?
(a) She is plain.
(b) She is his wife.
(c) She is snapping beans.
(d) She is pregnant.

10. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what does Julian say to the black man sitting next to him to try and upset his mother?
(a) He asks the man if he has a light.
(b) He begins a political discussion with the man.
(c) He asks the man to share his newspaper.
(d) He asks the man about his beliefs on integration.

11. In the story "Everything That Rises Must Converge," what impresses Julian's mother about the neighborhood she lives in?
(a) It is in an affluent area.
(b) Only white people live in this area.
(c) It was fashionable forty years ago.
(d) It has not been racially integrated.

12. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Sheppard believe is the worst fault a person can have?
(a) viciousness
(b) greed
(c) pride
(d) selfishness

13. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," what does Rufus teach Norton about that angers Sheppard?
(a) Sex
(b) Christianity
(c) Robbery
(d) Suicide

14. In the story "Greenleaf," who does Mrs. May blame for Mr. Greenleaf having to shoot the bull?
(a) Mr. Greenleaf
(b) O.T. & E.T.
(c) Herself
(d) Scofield & Wesley

15. In the story "A View of the Woods," what ultimately happens to Mary Fortune?
(a) Her father kills her.
(b) Her grandfather kills her.
(c) She runs away.
(d) She stops spending time with Fortune.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "Revelation," what does Mrs. Turpin say is "the worst thing in the world"?

2. In the story "A View of the Woods," what color does Fortune think the woods turn one evening?

3. In the story "Greenleaf," who does the bull belong to?

4. In the story "The Enduring Chill," what does Mrs. Fox suggest that Asbury write a novel about?

5. In the story "Greenleaf," what had the Greenleaf boys done to distinguish themselves?

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