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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the name of Alice's friend?
(a) Louise.
(b) Stella.
(c) Edda.
(d) Molly.

2. Why do the two patrol officers stop Alice and Jones?
(a) They are black.
(b) They want to search their truck.
(c) They have no license plate.
(d) They are speeding.

3. Which of Wright's novels did Baldwin feel threatened by?
(a) Go Tell to the Mountain.
(b) Invisible Man.
(c) Roots.
(d) Native Son.

4. What does the narrator say he felt a crazy impulse to do?
(a) Scream.
(b) Cry.
(c) Laugh.
(d) Holler.

5. What position does McDougall say he is demoting Jones to?
(a) Mover.
(b) Mechanic.
(c) Pipe fitter.
(d) Oil worker.

6. How does Jones take out his frustrations at the end of Chapter 8?
(a) He breaks a vase.
(b) He slaps Alice.
(c) He kicks a dog.
(d) He hits a guest.

7. What word best describes what Jones thinks about Mr. Harrison?
(a) Creepy.
(b) Nasty.
(c) Pathetic.
(d) Idiotic.

8. What is the name of Himes' favorite brother?
(a) Frank.
(b) Davis.
(c) Joe.
(d) Bob.

9. What is slang for a white nigger?
(a) Wigger.
(b) Nighty.
(c) Jigger.
(d) Nig-nog.

10. What kind of pass does Jones get at the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) A sick pass.
(b) A travel pass.
(c) A worker's pass.
(d) A food pass.

11. What city did the narrator move to in 1941?
(a) San Francisco.
(b) New York.
(c) Los Angeles.
(d) Chicago.

12. How does Jones say Alice drives through the city?
(a) As if she was possessed.
(b) As if she wanted to die.
(c) As if she was in labor.
(d) As if something was after her.

13. What does Jones dream about at the beginning of Chapter 9?
(a) Mr. Harrison shooting him.
(b) Alice leaving him.
(c) The police arresting him.
(d) Being drafted into the army.

14. Where was Chester Himes in 1953?
(a) Madrid.
(b) San Francisco.
(c) Paris.
(d) London.

15. Who does Mrs. Harrison think Alice and Jones should interact with more regularly?
(a) White people.
(b) Educated people.
(c) Working class people.
(d) Black people.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of Himes' autobiography?

2. What does Jones put in the glove compartment of his car?

3. What does Black Boy kill Marie with?

4. What do the police officers call Jones and Alice?

5. What restaurant does Jones go to after his argument with Alice?

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