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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. What does Frank give Fannie as a gift?
(a) A sample of Frank's writings.
(b) Pretty stationary and pen.
(c) An autographed book of Dunbar poetry.
(d) A poster.

2. What does Sophie show Minnie when Fannie goes to bed?
(a) Fannie's writings.
(b) Fannie's paintings.
(c) Miss Leah's surprise quilt for Minnie.
(d) Sophie's plans for Nicodemus.

3. Who is interested in the Bakers' land?
(a) Frank Charles.
(b) White speculators.
(c) Sophie Washington.
(d) Wil Parrish.

4. Who is the only one to not say goodnight to Miss Leah?
(a) Fannie.
(b) Frank.
(c) Wil.
(d) Sophie.

5. What are Wil's feelings toward Fannie?
(a) He disrespects her.
(b) He admires her.
(c) He thinks she can be boring.
(d) He dislikes the way she handles home life.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is in Frank's hand when he finally arrives back home?

2. What do white folks call Nicodemus?

3. What troubles Frank about his racial history?

4. According to Sophie, a homesteader needs _________ to survive.

5. What does Frank do while in town?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Sophie's opinion about domestic abuse and how does this match her personality?

2. What commonality do Sophie and Frank share, but react differently to?

3. What is Sophie's nature and how does this help the Dove sisters?

4. When Minnie first wakes up in Act 1, Scene 4, Miss Leah remarks that Minnie is looking more like herself this morning. What does she mean by this?

5. Sophie and Fannie give Minnie a deed to a third of the property for her 21st birthday. How do Minnie and Frank react to the gift?

6. Why did Miss Leah go west?

7. What changes are seen in Sophie from the beginning of the play to the end?

8. What does Miss Leah continue to do with Minnie's daughter that she is most famous for?

9. What is Sophie's reaction when Minnie hands over the deed and what does that say about Sophie?

10. What is Frank's attitude in regard to Nicodemus? Why?

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