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Sarah Louise Delany
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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. How many of the children went to college?
(a) 10.
(b) 7.
(c) 4.
(d) 3.

2. What was the name of Nanny's midwife?
(a) Mrs. Robertson.
(b) Miss Frederick.
(c) Miss Kenney.
(d) Mrs. Humbert.

3. Bessie jokes about arriving at which place?
(a) Pearly Gates.
(b) The homestead.
(c) Macy's.
(d) The White House.

4. The reason for the refusal was that the members of the organization thought Sadie was ____.
(a) Dead.
(b) Double dipping.
(c) Undeserving.
(d) Working at a new job.

5. How many Delany children were there in total?
(a) 7.
(b) 9.
(c) 10.
(d) 8.

Short Answer Questions

1. What was the profession for Mr. Delany?

2. Although the sisters can be very different, they are _____.

3. In what year did Sadie graduate from St. Augustine's school?

4. Black students in which state were the first to break the laws regarding segregation in public schools?

5. Nanny's family lived in a town that had the same name as which animal?

Short Essay Questions

1. Henry Beard Delany was born a slave on a Georgia plantation. Examine the Delanys' role in the household. When was Henry freed?

2. How was Henry Delany presented with the opportunity to go to college? What major life change was Henry asked to make?

3. Where did Henry and Nanny meet? What was unusual about their wedding?

4. What gift of Bessie's was not readily acknowledged? Why was it kept under wraps?

5. Who helped to take care of the sisters?

6. The living arrangements for the sisters were somewhat unusual considering their respective ages. What was the arrangement?

7. Which segment of the population did not readily accept or celebrate the Delanys' successes?

8. How old was Henry Delany when he was freed? How was Henry affected?

9. What was the marital status of the sisters? What was their explanation?

10. What prevented people from harassing Nanny's grandparents? What major issue occurred after the death of Mr. Miliam?

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