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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. An African-American man walks on stage in Part 2. What is he carrying?
(a) A bible.
(b) A baby.
(c) A mask.
(d) A knife.

2. What ethnicity is the person who makes the continuous noise in Part 1?
(a) African-American.
(b) Hispanic.
(c) Asian.
(d) White.

3. What is the Duchess afraid of in Part 2?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her sister.
(c) Her father.
(d) The Queen.

4. Who does the African-American man that walks on stage represent?
(a) Sarah's father.
(b) Sarah's brother.
(c) Sarah's boyfriend.
(d) Sarah's son.

5. What was happening to the person the African-American man dreamed about?
(a) He or she was dying.
(b) He or she was losing their hair.
(c) He or she was bleeding.
(d) He or she was getting a hair cut.

6. What does the object around "Negro's" neck symbolize?
(a) Religion.
(b) Lynching.
(c) The cold climate.
(d) Wealth.

7. What sound is heard throughout Part 2?
(a) Clapping.
(b) Screaming.
(c) Knocking.
(d) Crying.

8. What does "Negro" wear around her neck?
(a) A noose.
(b) A crucifix necklace.
(c) A tie.
(d) A scarf.

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

10. What did the Duchess' father do for a job?
(a) He was a clown.
(b) He was a writer.
(c) He was an actor.
(d) He was a missionary.

11. What does the audience realize the white woman is muttering as she crosses the stage a second time?
(a) That she will never let a black man touch her.
(b) That she will never let a white man touch her.
(c) That the voices will not stop.
(d) That she is God.

12. What happens because of the African-American man's feelings about himself?
(a) He receives a promotion.
(b) He kills himself.
(c) His hair falls out.
(d) He becomes wealthy.

13. What does the Duchess bring to the Queen?
(a) A blanket.
(b) A bag of clothes.
(c) A bag of hair.
(d) A plate of food.

14. What does "Negro" claim is her only African-American feature?
(a) Her hair.
(b) Her ears.
(c) Her eyes.
(d) Her skin tone.

15. What is odd about the Duchess father's presence?
(a) He has three fingers.
(b) He climbs through the window.
(c) He is not invited.
(d) He is dead.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does "Negro" long to have?

2. Who does "Negro" transform into?

3. Where does "Negro" tell people she lives?

4. What city does "Negro" tell the audience she lives in?

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

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