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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does Malvonne do for a living?
(a) Cooks for neighbors.
(b) Cleans offices.
(c) Runs a daycare.
(d) Delivers newspapers.
2. What does Joe wipe his tears with?
(a) Dorcas's picture.
(b) His hands.
(c) A red handkerchief.
3. How does Violet decide to get back at Joe?
(a) Have an affair in their home.
(b) Become pregnant.
(c) Kill his pet dog.
(d) Leave Joe forever.
4. What does the train conductor announce when he walks through the cabin where Joe and Violet are standing?
(a) It is time to separate from the white customers.
(b) Breakfast is being served.
(c) No black couples remain together.
(d) All blacks must leave the train car.
5. Who sits on every street corner, according to the author?
(a) Blues musicians.
(b) Blind beggars.
(c) Single mothers.
(d) Young prostitutes.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does Joe pray sends him a sign as he sits in the bushes?
2. What does Violet regret when she turns forty?
3. Why doesn't Violet sleep at night?
4. What do Violet and Joe do all night the first time they meet?
5. When does Alice realize Dorcas and Joe are having an affair?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does the narrator describe Harlem of the 1920s in Chapter One?
2. In Chapter Four, how does the narrator describe the way Violet feels after she attacks Dorcas's body?
3. Why is Violet known as "Violent" Trace in town?
4. Describe Violet's "crazy episodes" as they are presented in Chapter One.
5. How does the narrator describe the way Joe and Violet meet in Chapter Four?
6. In what ways does Alice try to protect Dorcas?
7. Briefly describe the nature of Joe and Dorcas's relationship as described in Chapter Two.
8. Describe the death of Dorcas's mother.
9. In Chapter One, how does the narrator describe Violet Trace?
10. Describe the first time Joe officially meets Dorcas.
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