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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the person the African-American man dreamed about keep saying?
(a) "Black man."
(b) "Hate."
(c) "White man."
(d) "Death."

2. Where does the play open?
(a) In a bar.
(b) In Sarah's room.
(c) In a funhouse.
(d) In a school house.

3. How does Sarah claim she killed her father?
(a) She shot him.
(b) She stabbed him.
(c) She hanged him.
(d) She knocked him over the head.

4. What is symbolic about what the Duchess is losing?
(a) She is leaving capitalist society.
(b) She is becoming a hippie.
(c) She is sexually confused.
(d) She is shedding her African American traits.

5. What is symbolic about the African-American man's hair?
(a) It represents Sarah's growth.
(b) It represents the the change in society.
(c) It represents nothing.
(d) It represents Sarah's shedding of African American identity.

6. What did the person the African-American man dreamed about do to the African-American man?
(a) Hurt him.
(b) Kissed him.
(c) Chased him.
(d) Hugged him.

7. Who does the African-American man say he dreamed about?
(a) His mother.
(b) His father.
(c) God.
(d) His uncle.

8. At the end of Part 2, what does the African-American man claim he did?
(a) Beat his father to death.
(b) Became very successful.
(c) Raped a woman.
(d) Went to prison.

9. Where was the person the African-American man dreamed about sitting?
(a) On a chair.
(b) On the floor.
(c) On a bed.
(d) On a beach.

10. What city does "Negro" tell the audience she lives in?
(a) Baltimore.
(b) Nashville.
(c) Memphis.
(d) New York.

11. What does the Landlady tell Sarah about her father?
(a) That her death is her fault.
(b) That his death is not her fault.
(c) That her father was an honorable man.
(d) That he is not her father.

12. How does the African-American man speak about his life?
(a) Negatively.
(b) In song.
(c) With joy.
(d) Positively.

13. What is the play's stage setting supposed to represent?
(a) A funhouse.
(b) A farm.
(c) A circus.
(d) Downtown Harlem.

14. What do the Duchess of Hapsburg and Queen Victoria wear on their faces?
(a) Masks or black makeup.
(b) Masks or white makeup.
(c) Feathers.
(d) Silk scarves.

15. At the start of the play a white woman walks across the stage. What is the white woman wearing?
(a) A towel.
(b) A suit.
(c) A nightgown.
(d) An African dress.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was happening to the person the African-American man dreamed about?

2. What does Queen Victoria discover in her scene?

3. What is the Duchess afraid of in Part 2?

4. What does the Landlady say happened to Sarah's father?

5. What did the Duchess' father do for a job?

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