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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How many siblings does Rita Powell have?
(a) Three.
(b) None.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

2. Where had Kristin Marvin lived with her mother for five years after her parents divorced?
(a) Vermont.
(b) New Hampsire.
(c) Maryland.
(d) New York.

3. When did women first enter Amherst College as transfer students?
(a) 1975.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1980.
(d) 1962.

4. What did Kathleen Poe consider to be her safety school in regards to potential colleges?
(a) Bucknell University.
(b) Harvard University.
(c) Princeton University.
(d) Duke University.

5. How tall is Kristin Marvin described as in Chapter 4?
(a) 5'10.5".
(b) 6'.
(c) 5'10".
(d) 5'11".

6. Who did Rita describe as a funny girl that was one of her best friends at camp in her letter home in Chapter 3?
(a) Carol Gilligan.
(b) Anne Teschner.
(c) Brenda Sepanek.
(d) Megan Cowens.

7. What kind of car did Kristin Marvin drive?
(a) A Volkswagen Bus.
(b) A Volkswagen Rabbit.
(c) A Volkswagen Beetle.
(d) A Ford Ranger.

8. How old was the author when her father died?
(a) Five.
(b) Nine.
(c) Three.
(d) Two.

9. Where was Jamila Wideman born?
(a) Phoenix, Arizona.
(b) Chicago, Illinois.
(c) Houston, Texas.
(d) Denver, Colorado.

10. When was the first class admitted into the Hampshire College?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1959.
(c) 1992.
(d) 1970.

11. Who was the coach for the Amherst Lady Hurricanes in 1992?
(a) Carol Gilligan.
(b) Ron Moyer.
(c) Brenda Sepanek.
(d) John Edgar Wideman.

12. The author notes in Chapter 2, "As a child of mixed races, Jamila was often asked by interviewers whether she identified more with being white or with being black" (43). How did Jamila respond?
(a) She said that it depended on who she was around.
(b) She said she most identified with being herself.
(c) She said she most identified with being white.
(d) She said she most identified with being black.

13. How much money did the Dave Cowens Basketball School camp season cost for a resident camper when Rita wanted to attend?
(a) $420.
(b) $500.
(c) $250.
(d) $395.

14. Where did the Amherst Lady Hurricanes team members often go for ice cream after games?
(a) Louise's.
(b) Mandy's.
(c) Friendly's.
(d) Dina's.

15. Who is Jamila Wideman's father?
(a) Andrew Lee Wideman.
(b) Jason Wideman.
(c) John Edgar Wideman.
(d) Michael Wideman.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the team at the Amateur Athletic Union that Jen and Jamila played with?

2. What food had Kathleen Poe been known for eating and loving?

3. Who wrote In a Different Voice?

4. What is the name of Kristin Marvin's mother?

5. Where does the author describe Kristin Marvin as having a summer job in Chapter 4?

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