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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Violet see in Dorcas's picture?
(a) An angry, disturbed teenager.
(b) A stubborn girl needing a haircut.
(c) A friendly, mature girl.
(d) A sweet, beautiful woman.

2. What happens to Dorcas's mother?
(a) She dies in a housefire.
(b) She is killed by a boyfriend.
(c) She gradually becomes insane.
(d) She runs away to Mexico.

3. What does Alice Manfred do for a living?
(a) She is a nurse for a black doctor.
(b) Cleans wealthy people's homes.
(c) Cooks in a nearby restaurant.
(d) She is a seamstress.

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

5. How long does it take for Joe and Violet to pay off the debt on their farm?
(a) Twenty-two years.
(b) Five years.
(c) They never pay it off.
(d) Six months.

6. What year does Joe and Violet move to the city?
(a) 1919.
(b) The author does not include a date.
(c) 1952.
(d) 1965.

7. Where does Violet's father travel to look for work?
(a) The North.
(b) The Midwest.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Mexico.

8. Who does Alice eventually allow to come visit her at home?
(a) Joe.
(b) Felice.
(c) Violet.
(d) Dorcas's pet dog.

9. Why doesn't Violet sleep at night?
(a) She is awakened by nightmares.
(b) The birds are gone.
(c) Joe snores loudly.
(d) She sleeps too much during the day.

10. What does Violet wear that makes her look crazy?
(a) Long stockings.
(b) An overcoat.
(c) A hat.
(d) Boots.

11. What does Malvonne include in the letter from Hot Steam to Daddy Sage?
(a) An article about adultery.
(b) Violet's phone number.
(c) A Bible passage.
(d) Five dollars.

12. What does Dorcas put on Joe's hands?
(a) White paint.
(b) Aloe vera.
(c) Butter and sugar.
(d) Cream and clear nail polish.

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

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

15. Who lives with Joe on Lenox Avenue?
(a) Alice.
(b) Dorcas.
(c) Golden Gray.
(d) Violet.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Joe pray sends him a sign as he sits in the bushes?

2. Who tells Violet Dorcas's address?

3. What happens when Dorcas eats candy?

4. What does Malvonne do for a living?

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

(see the answer keys)

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