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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. Where does the money come from that Rose gives Lyons?
(a) From Bono.
(b) From her apron pocket.
(c) From Cory's desk.
(d) From Troy's pay.

2. Why does Gabriel suddenly run off from Rose and Troy's yard?
(a) He says Saint Peter needs him immediately.
(b) He is angry with Troy for lecturing him.
(c) He is afraid of the noise from the trash trucks.
(d) He says he hears the hounds of hell coming after him.

3. When Rose remarks that a neighbor won some money in the lottery, what opinion does Troy express?
(a) He says the neighbor has been spending money on the lottery for years.
(b) He says the lottery is going to be stopped.
(c) He says the neighbor didn't deserve to win.
(d) He says the lottery is a waste of money.

4. Why does Troy say that he's not impressed that Cory's being scouted by a football recruiter?
(a) Because Cory isn't making the kind of money he should to help his parents out.
(b) Because Cory isn't really talented.
(c) Because there's no money to be made by black men playing sports.
(d) Because Cory will never amount to anything.

5. How does Cory respond to his mother as he leaves the house, hurrying because he is late for a game?
(a) He says that he'll call the recruiter back when he gets home.
(b) He says that he will clean his room when he gets home.
(c) He says that he'll bring chicken home for his mother.
(d) He says that he'll be home immediately after the game.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Cory work?

2. While they are working together, for what reason does Troy say Cory should be grateful to him?

3. What does Troy say about his faithfulness to Rose?

4. What does Rose comment when Troy says that Gabriel can come and go at the boarding house just as he could at home?

5. When Troy returns from listening to the ball game and caresses Rose suggestively, what is Rose's response?

Short Essay Questions

1. While Troy and Bono are celebrating, for what reason does Lyons come to see Rose and Troy?

2. What does Troy say in response to Rose's comment on a neighbor who won some money playing the lottery?

3. Why did Troy go to prison as a young man?

4. Why does Troy say he left home when he was a young man?

5. For what reason does Troy rightly assume that Lyons has come to see them?

6. Why does Troy say that it doesn't matter that he doesn't have a driver's license?

7. Why does Cory say he has come home for Troy's funeral?

8. What does Rose tell Troy he should do when the recruiter comes?

9. When Troy complains that Cory is lazy, how does Rose respond?

10. What has happened to Gabriel's money after he was moved from the boarding house?

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