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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. In "The Store", how much does the protagonist make in a week working at the store?
(a) $110.
(b) $140.
(c) $230.
(d) $50.

2. What happens to Lonney two years after marriage?
(a) Brenda cheats on Lonney.
(b) Lonney is fired from his job.
(c) Lonney joins the Army.
(d) Lonney is killed in an accident at work.

3. How old is Santiago at the beginning of the story?
(a) 30 years old.
(b) 20 years old.
(c) 17 years old.
(d) 28 years old.

4. What was Angie holding in her hand at the time of her death?
(a) The telephone.
(b) The knife.
(c) A hairbrush.
(d) A credit card.

5. In "The Store", where does the protagonist commit his offense?
(a) In the No. 1 precinct.
(b) In the No. 3 precinct.
(c) In the No. 4 precinct.
(d) In the No. 2 precinct.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Marvin challenge Marvella in the train station?

2. After Humphrey falls asleep on the couch, what falls out of his pocket?

3. How does the protagonist of "The Store" respond to the police officer who confronts him about jay-walking?

4. What is the name of the judge who sentences Samuel Sr.?

5. How old is Pookie when he decides not to visit his father anymore?

Short Essay Questions

1. In "A Butterfly on F Street", describe Mildred's mental state.

2. In "An Orange Line Train to Ballston", describe the opening of the story.

3. How do the Gospelteers respond to the fire at the church?

4. Discuss Lydia's desire to get "lost in the city" in order to deal with her grief at her mother's death.

5. Discuss the significance of the title of "His Mother's House".

6. Explain why Marvella scolds Avis at the opening of the story.

7. Discuss the infighting that occurs amongst the Gospelteers.

8. Describe the woman Mildred's husband had an affair with.

9. What does the protagonist of "The Store" do when Penny decides to sell the store?

10. Explain how Santiago makes money.

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