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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. Why do the Duchess of Hapsburg and Queen Victoria feel bound to the Duchess' father?
(a) Because they are sisters.
(b) Because he lends them money.
(c) Because they share a home.
(d) Because he keeps returning.

2. What is the job of the Duchess' father symbolic of?
(a) African-Americans losing themselves to the "white man's" religion.
(b) The stereotype of African-Americans as entertainers.
(c) The joy in her family.
(d) The Harlem Renaissance.

3. Where does "Negro" tell people she lives?
(a) A farm.
(b) A large house.
(c) A small apartment.
(d) The streets.

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does the Duchess represent?

2. What does "Negro" claim is her only African-American feature?

3. What does Sarah claim she used to kill her father?

4. What does the object around "Negro's" neck symbolize?

5. What does the African American man claim he was born between?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the Duchess and Jesus do to each other in Part 4?

2. What happened when Sarah's father went to visit her?

3. What appears in the center of the stage? How does Sarah react?

4. Who was the African-American man's grandmother against her son marrying?

5. Whose point of view do the characters on stage begin to speak from? What do they say?

6. Who appears on stage with Sarah and what does he do to Sarah?

7. What happened when Sarah tried to visit her father?

8. What is symbolic about Sarah saying she killed her own father?

9. What is symbolic about the cross in Part 3?

10. What does the white woman who crosses the stage in the white nightgown say the first time? What does she say the second time she crosses the stage?

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