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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 does Meridian do when she realizes she is pregnant with Truman's child?
(a) She has an abortion.
(b) She gives the baby up for adoption.
(c) She gives the baby to her mother.
(d) They get married.

2. What is Meridian's father doing when she visits him?
(a) Building a chair.
(b) Taking a nap.
(c) Grading papers.
(d) Examining a map.

3. How old is Meridian when she has her child?
(a) 13.
(b) 17.
(c) 19.
(d) 15.

4. What does Truman feel he has done by marrying Lynne?
(a) Settled.
(b) Married beneath his class.
(c) Rushed into something.
(d) Betrayed his race.

5. How does Meridian think that Truman grieves?
(a) He gets drunk.
(b) He writes.
(c) He runs away.
(d) He does drugs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the white exchange student who canvasses with Meridian, asking people to vote?

2. Where does Meridian visit her father in "Indians and Ecstasy?"

3. What is a central part of Meridian's experience?

4. Meridian's mother feels that her children took away her _______________.

5. Which body part does Tommy Odds lose?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe how Meridian's inner turmoil begins to exhibit physically. What is the significance of Meridian's illness?

2. What is the irony of Lynne's character regarding being oppressed?

3. How does Truman encounter Meridian after so many years in the town of Chicokema?

4. How do Meridian's parents differ in their views of injustice?

5. What is Meridian's goal in tending to both Lynne and Truman after the death of their daughter?

6. How is Anne-Marion different from Meridian?

7. What is the sad story of the young girl in prison for killing her baby?

8. What is Meridian's life like every day when she is seventeen with a baby?

9. What does Lynne tell Meridian about her past experiences with black men and how they have impacted her life?

10. What is the nature of Truman and Lynne's relationship at the end of the book?

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