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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Coleman walk after his tense and upsetting meeting with the lawyer, even though he has not done so for years?
(a) The football field.
(b) The school.
(c) The track field.
(d) The dairy farm.

2. Who asked Coleman's family to encourage Coleman to do less well in a few classes?
(a) Steena.
(b) Coleman's aunt.
(c) A Jewish doctor.
(d) Nathan Henderson.

3. Who does Coleman Silk want to pen his story about the accusations at the school?
(a) Iris.
(b) Faunia.
(c) Nathan.
(d) Delphine.

4. What does Coleman tell Iris of his family and their history?
(a) He says they want him to marry a Jewish girl.
(b) He says they have disowned him.
(c) He says he is an orphan.
(d) He reveals their racial background.

5. How many days does Coleman wait before seeing Faunia after the incident with her husband stalking her?
(a) Thirteen.
(b) Ten.
(c) Eight.
(d) Five.

6. What kind of Jew is Iris' father according to the book's description of her family?
(a) Non-practicing.
(b) Hasidic.
(c) Orthodox.
(d) Fervent.

7. What does Coleman Silk receive that tells him that others know about his affair with a younger woman?
(a) An email.
(b) A letter in the mail.
(c) A bouquet of flowers.
(d) An envelope of pictures.

8. What ended up bringing Iris and Coleman closer together during their marriage?
(a) Nathan.
(b) Her disease.
(c) His affair.
(d) The investigation.

9. Who sent the letter to Coleman that reflected on how good he looked and how mature he seemed?
(a) Faunia.
(b) Steena.
(c) Nathan.
(d) Delphine.

10. Doc Chizner tells Coleman not to tell the coach that he is __________ as this might hurt Coleman's chances of the scholarship.
(a) A boxer.
(b) Inexperienced.
(c) Black.
(d) Jewish.

11. How does Coleman Silk enlist when he signs up for the military branch he does?
(a) As a mixed race man.
(b) As a white man.
(c) As a black man.
(d) As a gay man.

12. What is the favorite piece of literature of Coleman's father, according to the book?
(a) Julius Caesar.
(b) Hamlet.
(c) A Midsummer Night's Dream.
(d) Othello.

13. What would happen if Coleman decided to do poorly in a few classes?
(a) He would fail out of school.
(b) He would get a new house.
(c) He could go to Harvard.
(d) The other family's son would be valedictorian.

14. Who does Coleman feel he can be himself around when he is dating her?
(a) Iris.
(b) Ellie.
(c) Faunia.
(d) Steena.

15. Coleman is not moved by his mother's pleas for change, believing _______________.
(a) He is doing what is right for him.
(b) She is racist.
(c) She is too selfish.
(d) Iris would not like his mom.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Coleman Silk's new young girlfriend live, according to Coleman's description?

2. Coleman is __________, one of the first professors on the school's staff to be so.

3. A lawyer tells Coleman that if he seeks out a _____________ for Faunia, then everyone will know of his and Faunia's relationship.

4. Coleman tells the news that he is going to marry a white women to whom?

5. What happened to Nathan that caused him to live a life of celibacy?

(see the answer keys)

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