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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why was Lou not at work?
(a) He had taken the day off.
(b) He was on assignment.
(c) He was at Candy's house.
(d) He was out eating dinner.

2. Why did people call Sully T.V.?
(a) He liked the Twilight Zone T.V. show.
(b) He watched T.V. only at night.
(c) He was a T.V. nut.
(d) He had a sixth-sense when something was about to happen.

3. Who is Aunt Glo?
(a) Snookum.
(b) Gram Mon.
(c) Janey.
(d) Candy.

4. Who helped raise Candy?
(a) Miss Merle.
(b) Janey.
(c) Lucy.
(d) Lou.

5. Who teased Billy when he missed the rabbit?
(a) Dirty Red.
(b) Chimley.
(c) Mat.
(d) Clatoo.

6. What is Janey's job?
(a) Bartender.
(b) Driver.
(c) Servant.
(d) Field worker.

7. What time is it when Miss Merle spots the Major asleep in the swing?
(a) Before 12:30 p.m.
(b) Around dinnertime.
(c) 6:00 a.m.
(d) After 1:00 p.m.

8. What did Cherry Bello own?
(a) A gas station.
(b) A plantation.
(c) A liquor - and - grocery store.
(d) A vegetable truck.

9. Why did Cherry not like the sight of an empty cane field?
(a) It reminded him of how the tractors plowed the fields and hurt the land.
(b) It made him feel lonely.
(c) He preferred the site of a cane field about to be plowed.
(d) He was sad that there was no work left for the year.

10. What war did Coot fight in?
(a) Korea.
(b) WWII.
(c) WWI.
(d) Vietnam.

11. Where did Coot's all-colored regiment train?
(a) Italy.
(b) California.
(c) France.
(d) Ft. Bragg.

12. How did Candy's parents die?
(a) In an airplane crash.
(b) In a car wreck.
(c) Of natural causes.
(d) They were murdered.

13. What was Yank's job before tractors came to the sugar can fields?
(a) Yank was a professional fisherman.
(b) Yank cut sugar cane.
(c) Yank broke horses.
(d) Yank was the house servant at the Marshall house.

14. What does Miss Merle tell Janey to do?
(a) Go to Marshall.
(b) Call Lou Dimes again.
(c) Pray.
(d) Wake the Major.

15. Why was Gable's sixteen-year-old son put to death?
(a) Gable's son started a fight in town and hit a white man.
(b) Gable's son stared at a white man's wife.
(c) A white woman claimed he raped her.
(d) Gable's son ran away from home.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why did Glo hang on to Clatoo's hand a little longer?

2. What did Candy ask Snookum to do?

3. What did Snookum want for a reward for running the errand?

4. What did Yank do in his younger days?

5. Who did Ella call?

(see the answer keys)

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