Funnyhouse of a Negro Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did the African-American man's father do to his mother?
(a) He bought her a ring.
(b) He kissed her.
(c) He raped her.
(d) He divorced her.

2. What does the character's hair loss in Part 4 signify?
(a) Death.
(b) Freedom.
(c) Loss of identity.
(d) Loss of love.

3. What did the African-American man's father say the people that were coming for him were going to do to him?
(a) Arrest him.
(b) Hang him.
(c) Nail him to a cross.
(d) Shoot him.

4. What was the economic status of the neighborhood where the African-American man's father tried to hurt himself?
(a) Wealthy.
(b) Squatters.
(c) Middle Class.
(d) Poor.

5. What was the African-American man's father's reaction to the treatment of his wife?
(a) He became more determined to be the messiah.
(b) He became more determined to find a job.
(c) He hit his son.
(d) He killed her.

6. What did the African-American man's father feel about himself?
(a) He thought he was handsome.
(b) He hated himself.
(c) He loved himself.
(d) He thought he was wise.

7. What did the African-American man's mother want him to do with what he learned on his travels?
(a) Teach what he learned to his people.
(b) Become a chef.
(c) Become a writer.
(d) Start a new business.

8. What did Sarah's father say that his existence depended on?
(a) Her embracing him.
(b) Her thanking him.
(c) Her forgetting him.
(d) Her rejecting him.

9. Who did Sarah's father's mother want him to become?
(a) A messiah.
(b) President.
(c) A doctor.
(d) A teacher.

10. Who does Jesus say he will kill?
(a) The Queens' father.
(b) The Landlady.
(c) Patrick Hanson.
(d) Patrice Lumumba.

11. Where was the African-American man's father when he tried to hurt himself?
(a) In a restaurant.
(b) In a kitchen.
(c) On the beach.
(d) In a hotel room.

12. What place does the poetic imagery the Landlady uses in Part 4 reflect?
(a) Africa.
(b) France.
(c) Russia.
(d) America.

13. What is the significance of the continuous sound?
(a) The presence of God.
(b) The presence of Sarah's father.
(c) The presence of the landlady.
(d) The presence of Sarah's mother.

14. What did the African-American man do for his mother?
(a) He took care of her.
(b) He cleaned for her.
(c) He raised her children.
(d) He cooked for her.

15. In Part 4, who does the Landlady say died?
(a) Sarah.
(b) Sarah's father.
(c) The Queen.
(d) Patrice Lumumba.

Short Answer Questions

1. What part of the city was the African-American man's father in when he tried to hurt himself?

2. What was the purpose of the object Sarah's father sent her?

3. Where did the African-American man's mother end up living?

4. Where does Part 4 of the play begin?

5. Who loses his or her hair in Part 4?

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