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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Violet do in response to her crazy episodes?
(a) She goes to find a priest.
(b) She becomes more and more silent.
(c) She writes in her journal.
(d) She becomes a musician.

2. What does the green and yellow parrot repeat?
(a) "You're the best man I ever met".
(b) "I love you".
(c) "Please help me".
(d) "You're an angel".

3. How much debt does Joe and Violet have on the land?
(a) $180.00.
(b) $1,800.00.
(c) It is not clear.
(d) $20,000.00.

4. What is True Belle's relationship to Violet?
(a) She is Violet's nanny.
(b) She is Violet's grandmother.
(c) She is Violet's school teacher.
(d) She is Violet's older sister.

5. Why does True Belle send Violet to Palestine?
(a) Violet becomes pregnant.
(b) To go to beauty school.
(c) To pick cotton.
(d) To get away from Joe.

6. What does Violet find in the bottom of the parrot's cage?
(a) A necklace.
(b) A knife.
(c) A pen.
(d) A shoe.

7. What area does the author describe in springtime?
(a) Virginia.
(b) Central Park.
(c) Harlem.
(d) California.

8. What does Alice protect Dorcas from?
(a) Seductive and violent music.
(b) Racism.
(c) Unhealthy habits.
(d) Television.

9. What does Joe see in Dorcas's picture?
(a) A woman who looks just like Violet.
(b) A scraggly, shy teenager.
(c) An aged, harsh woman.
(d) A beautiful, sweet girl.

10. What does Violet try to do to Dorcas's face?
(a) Make it look younger.
(b) Apply more makeup.
(c) Make it look older.
(d) Disfigure it with a knife.

11. Why does Joe want to stay near Dorcas after he shoots her?
(a) He wants to be arrested and taken to prison.
(b) He doesn't want anyone else to touch her.
(c) He wants her to die in his arms.
(d) He wants her to keep from falling.

12. What do Violet and Joe do all night the first time they meet?
(a) Fight.
(b) Dance.
(c) Eat.
(d) Talk.

13. How is Alice Manfred related to Dorcas?
(a) Alice and Dorcas are sisters.
(b) Alice is Dorcas's aunt.
(c) Alice and Dorcas are second cousins.
(d) Dorcas is Alice's daughter.

14. What does Joe think of when he imagines Dorcas?
(a) A babydoll.
(b) A newborn cat.
(c) A sweet apple.
(d) A strong axe.

15. Who does Dorcas stay with when Alice goes to work?
(a) Joe's mother.
(b) No one.
(c) True Belle.
(d) The Miller sisters.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Joe wipe his tears with?

2. How does Violet meet Joe?

3. Who adopts Joe at birth?

4. What does the train conductor announce when he walks through the cabin where Joe and Violet are standing?

5. Why doesn't a fire truck intervene during the house fire in Dorcas's home?

(see the answer keys)

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