The Great White Hope Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ellie sleepily imagine?
(a) Going on vacation on a deserted island with Jack.
(b) Staying out in the sun so long that her skin darkens, coloring her hair, becoming somebody new, moving in with Jack and nobody ever knowing she's actually white.
(c) Visiting her mother in New York and introducing her to Jack.
(d) Staying in bed all day and ignoring all of the reporters and journalists.

2. Why does Ellie say that she will go along with anything?
(a) If it will make her famous.
(b) She is in the mood for some excitement.
(c) If it will make Jack more successful.
(d) If it will encourage others to forget about race.

3. On whom does Clara angrily talk about wanting to take revenge?
(a) Mrs. Jefferson.
(b) Jack.
(c) Ellie.
(d) Cameron.

4. Does Brady accept the idea?
(a) Not at first.
(b) Yes, at first.
(c) No.
(d) Yes.

5. What does a group of rangers arrive and announce?
(a) The fight has been cancelled.
(b) No blacks are allowed in.
(c) All weapons are to be confiscated.
(d) No more seats are available in the arena.

6. How do Cap'n Dan and Fred respond to Brady's confession?
(a) They agree with him.
(b) They laugh at him.
(c) The taunt him.
(d) They say he will be just fine.

7. Why does Ellie ask Jack if he feels all right?
(a) He looks worried.
(b) He looks sad.
(c) He looks upset.
(d) He looks a little strange.

8. About what does Smitty warn Goldie?
(a) Bills that are due.
(b) Approaching police officers.
(c) Approaching protesters.
(d) Approaching fans.

9. What does an extremely well-spoken black man say about Jack's behavior?
(a) It is what all black men should do.
(b) It is a disgrace to all colored people.
(c) It is shocking but expected.
(d) It is what one should expect from a young athlete.

10. At her home in Chicago, what is Mrs. Jefferson doing?
(a) Praying for Jack.
(b) Writing a letter to Jack.
(c) Talking to Jack.
(d) Waiting for news from Jack's trial.

11. Where are several things are going on, such as a dice game, bets on the outcome of the fight, and a performer in blackface performing for a group of fans unable to get into the arena itself?
(a) Outside Jack's trailer.
(b) Down the street from the arena.
(c) Outside the arena in Reno.
(d) Inside the arena in Reno.

12. Who is the first of several witnesses to object to Jack's presence in England?
(a) Inspector Wainwright.
(b) Coates
(c) Mrs. Kimball.
(d) Bratby.

13. How does Jack greet Brady?
(a) As a friend.
(b) As an enemy.
(c) He does not greet him.
(d) With a glare.

14. About what does Mrs. Jefferson worry?
(a) How long it is taking to get news from the courthouse.
(b) How horrible Jack's sentence will be.
(c) If they will kill Jack.
(d) If Jack will run away.

15. Why does Coates believe there is no reason for Jack to remain in England?
(a) Jack is causing too many problems.
(b) Jack's stated intention in coming to England was to have a career as a boxer, and that is not likely to happen.
(c) Jack is black.
(d) Jack is not making any money.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is a large crowd of black people gathered?

2. How does Jack handle the intensity of this protest?

3. Why does the Pastor believe Mrs. Jefferson is lucky?

4. What does Jack sing softly?

5. She recalls how hard it was to teach him the right way to behave, how he was always determined to do things his own way, and how she tried to punish him physically. What does she say she should have done to keep Jack out of a situation such as this?

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