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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," what does Mrs. Fox believe is wrong with Asbury?
(a) She thinks he is having a spiritual crisis.
(b) She thinks he has the enduring chill.
(c) She thinks he has contracted a respiratory infection.
(d) She thinks he is having a nervous breakdown.

2. In the story "Revelation," who is at the lowest rung of social class in Mrs. Turpin's opinion?
(a) Black people who do not own their own homes
(b) All black people
(c) Whites who do own land
(d) White unemployed people

3. In the story "Judgment Day," where does Tanner's daughter find him when she returns home from the grocery store?
(a) In the stairwell of her apartment building
(b) In her apartment
(c) In bed
(d) In Corinth

4. In the story "A View of the Woods," who does Fortune plan to sell the Pitts' lawn lot to?
(a) A home builder
(b) Mary Fortune
(c) Tilman
(d) Mr. Pitts

5. In "The Lame Shall Enter First," why do the police first bring Rufus to Sheppard's home?
(a) He hopes Sheppard will convince the police he was at home.
(b) He insists on telling Sheppard he is innocent.
(c) He wants to confess his crime to Sheppard.
(d) He wants Sheppard to bail him out of jail.

6. In the story "Judgment Day," where is Tanner ultimately buried?
(a) New York City
(b) Alabama
(c) On Foley's land
(d) Corinth

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

8. 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) He has returned home to her.
(d) She has struggled to ensure he would have a good upbringing.

9. In "The Enduring Chill," where is Asbury returning to his hometown from at the beginning of the story?
(a) Timberboro
(b) Rome
(c) New York City
(d) Paris

10. In the story "A View of the Woods," what does Mary Fortune tell her grandfather when he confronts her about Pitts' beatings?
(a) Nobody beat her.
(b) She must respect her father.
(c) She loves her father.
(d) Pitts has the right to beat her.

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

12. In the story "A View of the Woods," who does Mary Fortune look the most like in her family?
(a) Her sister
(b) Her mother
(c) Her grandfather
(d) Her father

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

14. In the story "A View of the Woods," what does Mary Fortune tell Fortune will happen if he leaves her in the car while he is in Tilman's?
(a) She will be beaten by her father.
(b) She will leave.
(c) She will cry.
(d) She will never speak to him again.

15. In the story "Greenleaf," what concerns Mrs. May about her sons getting married?
(a) She is concerned that they will never marry.
(b) She is worried they will marry trashy women who will inherit her farm.
(c) She is worried that they will leave her alone on the farm when they marry.
(d) She is concerned that they will marry black women.

Short Answer Questions

1. In the story "The Comforts of Home," who kills Thomas' mother?

2. In the story "Judgment Day," what does Tanner do to keep his hands from shaking?

3. In the story "Parker's Back," why does Parker's future wife hit him the first time they meet?

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

5. In the story "A View of the Woods," how old is Mary Fortune?

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