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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Hickman say Juneteenth will always be celebrated?
(a) Because it is now a state holiday.
(b) Because people like to give and receive gifts.
(c) So that its significance is not forgotten.
(d) Because people can take the day off of work.

2. What does Senator Sunraider attempt to do after he is attacked?
(a) Apprehend his assassin.
(b) Hid his wounds.
(c) Finish his speech.
(d) Maintain consciousness.

3. When does Juneteenth take place?
(a) Nineteenth century.
(b) 1984.
(c) Early to mid-twentieth century.
(d) The reader never really knows.

4. What does Hickman think might help the senator while he is lying in his hospital bed?
(a) Positive memories of their past together.
(b) Pictures of his children.
(c) A visiting choir.
(d) Praying together.

5. At what moment during church services does the young senator pop out of the coffin?
(a) After the service is over and people are clapping.
(b) He never pops out; he just plays dead for sympathy.
(c) At the most dramatic moment possible.
(d) When everyone is quiet and settling in.

6. What skill of Senator Sunraider's was obvious early in childhood?
(a) His painting style.
(b) His speechmaking abilities.
(c) His pitching arm.
(d) His cooking expertise.

7. In D.C., where does the group go to hear Senator Sunraider speak?
(a) The American History Museum.
(b) The Senate.
(c) A rally at the mall.
(d) A rally in downtown D.C.

8. Who is Senator Sunraider's assassin working with?
(a) The CIA.
(b) The FBI.
(c) No one.
(d) The police.

9. Who is the author of Juneteenth?
(a) Denzel Washington.
(b) Ralph Ellison.
(c) Harvey Milk.
(d) Ernest Hemmingway.

10. What item does the young senator demand be in the coffin with him?
(a) His favorite blanket.
(b) He demands nothing at all, not even a pillow.
(c) His teddy bear.
(d) His nightlight.

11. What analogy does Ellison use to describe Laly and Bliss's love?
(a) Like two dolphins.
(b) Like two birds.
(c) Like two snakes.
(d) Like two lions.

12. What does the person who interrupts the large Juneteenth ceremony claim Bliss's real name is?
(a) Carlson.
(b) Cudworth.
(c) Charles.
(d) Cuddlebumpkin.

13. How does Senator Sunraider's wife respond to news of the shooting?
(a) He doesn't have a wife.
(b) She faints.
(c) She rushes to the police station.
(d) She rushes to the hospital.

14. Where are Karp, Donelson, and Bliss ultimately trying to get to?
(a) Washington.
(b) Oregon.
(c) California.
(d) New York City.

15. What does Reverend Hickman compare fractured slave families to?
(a) People in prison.
(b) Jesus's family.
(c) This is a trick question; he doesn't compare them to anything.
(d) Chopped up potatoes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What secret object does the young senator always sneak into the coffin he hides in during church services?

2. What does Hickman preach will happen if you keep putting one and one together?

3. What signal does one of the coffin bearers give Bliss to let him know that he's not alone inside the coffin?

4. How does Bliss breathe when locked inside the coffin?

5. Like what animal does Reverend Hickman encourage his parishoners to continue to "inch on"?

(see the answer keys)

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