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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. Who moves to Chicago?
(a) Violet.
(b) True Belle.
(c) Sweetness, Malvonne's nephew.
(d) Rose Dear.

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

3. How does Violet decide to get back at Joe?
(a) Leave Joe forever.
(b) Become pregnant.
(c) Have an affair in their home.
(d) Kill his pet dog.

4. What does the train conductor announce when he walks through the cabin where Joe and Violet are standing?
(a) No black couples remain together.
(b) It is time to separate from the white customers.
(c) All blacks must leave the train car.
(d) Breakfast is being served.

5. Who does Alice try to teach Dorcas to avoid?
(a) White male teenagers and adults.
(b) Social workers and teachers.
(c) The wealthy.
(d) All other blacks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Alice protect Dorcas from?

2. Who attends the parade with Dorcas in 1917?

3. What does Malvonne include in the letter from Hot Steam to Daddy Sage?

4. What instrument is constantly played during the parade?

5. Why do Joe and Violet continue to dance standing in the train car?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the death of Dorcas's mother.

2. How does the narrator describe the scene in which Violet attacks Dorcas's body?

3. How does the narrator describe the way Joe and Violet meet in Chapter Four?

4. In Chapter Five, what does Joe think of when he imagines Dorcas?

5. In Chapter Two, what does Joe tell Dorcas that he never tells Violet?

6. Describe what Violet does with the picture of Dorcas in Chapter One.

7. In Chapter Five, how does the author describe Harlem in the springtime?

8. In Chapter Two, recount the surprise that Malvonne finds behind her refrigerator and her response to it.

9. What is the significance of Dorcas's clothespin dolls in Chapter Three?

10. Describe the first time Joe officially meets Dorcas.

(see the answer keys)

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