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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 is Bertha doing at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) staring out the window
(b) washing dishes
(c) fixing breakfast
(d) sweeping the floor

2. Why does Selig say it's hard to find black people?
(a) They look different from day to day.
(b) They move around too often.
(c) They get killed too often.
(d) They lie about their names.

3. What does Bynum say a woman can do?
(a) make you a child again
(b) make something out of you
(c) make you unable to see the truth
(d) leave you in tears

4. Why does Loomis say he can't stand up?
(a) He says he doesn't want to stand.
(b) He says his legs won't stand.
(c) He says the Earth is grabbing him.
(d) He says his legs are missing.

5. What does Reuben sell to Bynum?
(a) stones
(b) carving tools
(c) seeds
(d) pigeons

Short Answer Questions

1. In what strange way does Loomis start to speak?

2. Who is missing from the dinner table, at the beginning of Act 1, Scene 4?

3. Where does Bynum say everyone in the vision is going?

4. What is the first question Seth asks Molly?

5. What does Loomis say is happening as Bynum tells him that everyone in the vision is standing up?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of Bynum's asking Loomis if he's ever been to Johnstown?

2. What does Mattie tell Loomis when he says he needs to find a starting place?

3. Describe what it means to "Juba."

4. What does Seth report that Loomis is doing, after he's left the boardinghouse?

5. What does Selig tell Bynum on his second visit about Bynum's "shiny man"?

6. Why does Jeremy not want to enter a guitar-playing contest?

7. What does Bynum says "shows what a woman is"?

8. How did Seth and Bertha come to have an empty room when Martha first came to the boardinghouse?

9. What is Molly's opinion about Mattie's job?

10. What is Seth's opinion of Bynum's behavior with Loomis after the Juba?

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