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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Frank hate about the U.S.?
(a) The lack of appreciation for poetry.
(b) Segregation.
(c) The weather.
(d) Nothing.

2. What does Minnie miss about colored people?
(a) Their songs and stories.
(b) The natural comraderie.
(c) The way they look.
(d) Their strength in surviving anything.

3. What does Wil bring when he arrives to dinner?
(a) Flowers for Miss Leah.
(b) Flowers for Minnie.
(c) Flowers for Sophie.
(d) Flowers for Fannie.

4. What about Frank is Minnie proud of?
(a) His riches.
(b) His looks and travel experience.
(c) His father's status.
(d) His easy nature.

5. What does Frank learn while he is in town?
(a) That Sophie is a big name in Nicodemus.
(b) That Minnie's property is about to be put up for auction.
(c) That Minnie's property is worth a lot of money.
(d) That most of the blacks are leaning towards selling to speculators.

6. What image in the mirror occupies Minnie as she prepares to get ready for dinner?
(a) A cut on her hand.
(b) A bruise on her arm.
(c) A scar.
(d) A bruised face.

7. Why does Frank think Minnie brings no luck?
(a) She's too poor.
(b) She's too black.
(c) She's too dumb.
(d) She's too clumsy.

8. According to Miss Leah, Kansas's winter teaches you what?
(a) Your strength.
(b) There's nothing to hide behind between you and your soul.
(c) Your tenacity to survive.
(d) Your determination to keep free.

9. What does Sophie carry with her on her way back from grocery shopping in town?
(a) A shotgun.
(b) A chicken.
(c) An axe.
(d) Wood.

10. What does Minnie wear upon arrival that indicates her lifestyle away from Kansas?
(a) A homely dress.
(b) Pants.
(c) Braids.
(d) Furs.

11. What does Frank mention that offends Wil?
(a) Reference to being illiterate.
(b) Reference to being a homesteader.
(c) Reference to being a slave.
(d) Reference to being a wild Indian.

12. What does the sisters' ritual celebrate?
(a) Their womanhood.
(b) Their freedom.
(c) The fact that they are property owners.
(d) Independence of men.

13. Why does Miss Leah begin to have children so early?
(a) She is raped by the slave owner.
(b) Her slave owner makes her.
(c) This allows her to not work on the plantation.
(d) It is the only form of love she knows.

14. What rule does Sophie want to pass in Nicodemus?
(a) That everyone must attend literacy courses.
(b) That everyone has the freedom to privately sell their land whenever and to whomever.
(c) Those who sell their land must tell the rest of the town whom they are selling to.
(d) That no one can sell their land unless there is a town vote.

15. What news does Sophie get from Miss Lewiston?
(a) Miss Lewiston will not be able to teach school in the spring.
(b) Miss Baker just gave birth to a healthy child.
(c) Miss Lewiston will not be able to lend her wagon to Sophie.
(d) Miss Lewiston cannot come to help care for Miss Leah.

Short Answer Questions

1. How old is Miss Leah when she has her first child?

2. Out of all the sisters, what does Miss Leah count on Minnie doing?

3. What are Wil's feelings toward Fannie?

4. What does Miss Leah think of James, the father of her children?

5. What does Frank call Minnie once they are alone?

(see the answer keys)

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