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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Joe wipe his tears with?
(b) Dorcas's picture.
(c) A red handkerchief.
(d) His hands.
2. What is the 1917 parade protesting?
(b) Child abuse.
(d) The St. Louis race riots.
3. Why does True Belle send Violet to Palestine?
(a) Violet becomes pregnant.
(b) To pick cotton.
(c) To go to beauty school.
(d) To get away from Joe.
4. What does Alice Manfred do for a living?
(a) She is a nurse for a black doctor.
(b) She is a seamstress.
(c) Cooks in a nearby restaurant.
(d) Cleans wealthy people's homes.
5. What does Joe see in Dorcas's picture?
(a) A woman who looks just like Violet.
(b) A beautiful, sweet girl.
(c) An aged, harsh woman.
(d) A scraggly, shy teenager.
6. What happens to Dorcas's mother?
(a) She is killed by a boyfriend.
(b) She runs away to Mexico.
(c) She dies in a housefire.
(d) She gradually becomes insane.
7. Who does the best hunter choose to be his apprentices?
(a) Joe and Dorcas.
(b) Golden Gray and Lestory.
(c) Joe and his father.
(d) Joe and Victory.
8. What is Joe selling when he meets Dorcas?
9. What does Dorcas rescue from her home as a small child?
(a) Her clothespin dolls.
(b) A photo album.
(c) Her pet kitten.
(d) She decides not to rescue anything.
10. Who does Dorcas cry for during her mother's funeral?
(a) Her dolls.
(b) Her mother.
(d) Her father.
11. Why is Dorcas rejected by teenage boys her own age?
(a) She is tall and beautiful.
(b) She is much more mature than they.
(c) She wears unfashionable clothing.
(d) She is smarter and sharper.
12. How much debt does Joe and Violet have on the land?
(d) It is not clear.
13. How is Violet described by the author?
(a) Wrinkly and harsh.
(b) Attractive and haunting.
(c) Skinny and over fifty.
(d) Chubby and pleasant.
14. Why doesn't Violet sleep at night?
(a) She is awakened by nightmares.
(b) She sleeps too much during the day.
(c) The birds are gone.
(d) Joe snores loudly.
15. What does Joe think about Adam and the Garden of Eden?
(a) He thinks Eve should never offer the fruit.
(b) He thinks it is all a made-up story.
(c) He thinks Adam is incredibly stupid.
(d) He thinks the apple is worth the expulsion.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Joe want to stay near Dorcas after he shoots her?
2. What does Violet find in the bottom of the parrot's cage?
3. Why do Joe and Violet continue to dance standing in the train car?
4. Who lives with Joe on Lenox Avenue?
5. How does Violet decide to get back at Joe?
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