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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. How does the girl’s mother’s health change the next time she sees her?
(a) She has a festering wound.
(b) She has a cough.
(c) She has a severe pain.
(d) She has lost her sight.
2. Who tells the girl that her mother has died?
(a) A woman who had been in prison with her mother.
(b) A guard from the prison.
(c) A woman who has been to the river with them.
(d) A woman whose mother had also given birth in he Massacre River.
3. What does he get instead?
4. What does the girl take to her mother?
5. What does the girl say when she finally talks to her mother?
(a) She asks when she will be home.
(b) She asks whether her mother flew.
(c) She asks why she took her to Massacre River.
(d) She tells her mother she loves her.
6. What news does Guy finally tell his wife?
(a) That he was fired.
(b) That he got work for the next day.
(c) That he was promoted.
(d) That he was hired full-time.
7. Who does the girl say is her most trusted friend at Ville Rose?
(a) Her mother.
(b) Her father.
(c) The banyan tree.
(d) Her pen and paper.
8. What miracle does Nineteen Thirty-Seven start with?
(a) The face of Jesus.
(b) A healing scar.
(c) A man brought back to life.
(d) A crying madonna.
9. How does the second narrator characterize her feeling in the first narrator’s absence?
10. What does her mother answer?
(a) She says that no human being can fly.
(b) She says that it is important that the daughters remember their mothers.
(c) She says that she will be home soon.
(d) She says that all the women who went to the river can fly.
11. Who does the boy dream of?
(a) The girl’s family.
(b) His childhood home.
(c) The bottom of the sea.
(d) His future wife.
12. What was the prison used for before it was a prison?
(a) An American fort.
(b) A castle.
(c) A slave auction house.
(d) A country house.
13. What is Guy’s first response to the news that their son will be in a play?
(a) He is irritated by the trouble.
(b) He is wary of the cost.
(c) He is proud.
(d) He is indifferent to the news.
14. Why does the girl say she does not leave the house?
(a) Because the macoutes are always watching.
(b) Because none of the shops are open anyway.
(c) Because there is too much violence in the streets.
(d) Because she cannot go anywhere.
15. In the narrator’s account, who likely wrote the lines the boy is to say?
(a) A sentimental European.
(b) Boukman himself.
(c) A Haitian historian.
(d) A Haitian slave owner.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does the boy say that no one will mistake him and the others for Cuban, now?
2. How many people are passengers on the boat?
3. What does the girl say she wishes she could do?
4. What secret does the girl’s mother reveal to her?
5. What does the girl do when the mother takes the statue of the madonna from her?
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