Middle Passage Multiple Choice Test Questions

Charles Johnson
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Entry 1: June 14, 1830

1. Where did freedman Rutherford Calhoun work when he was a slave?
(a) As a house slave.
(b) In the gardens.
(c) In the cotton fields.
(d) In the corn fields.

2. What does Rutherford say New Orleans women always smell like?
(a) Lilacs.
(b) Wisteria.
(c) Gardenias.
(d) Roses.

3. When he arrives in New Orleans, where does Rutherford try, but fail, to find work?
(a) Salons and negro bars.
(b) Restaurants and the shipyard..
(c) Negro bars.
(d) Salons.

4. What does Rutherford eventually take up as a career?
(a) Sales.
(b) Carpentry.
(c) Murder.
(d) Stealing.

5. What did Reverend Chandler, Rutherford's master, try to teach him while he was growing up on the plantation?
(a) Penmanship and Biblical virtues.
(b) Financial prudence and honesty.
(c) Biblical virtues.
(d) Penmanship.

6. Rutherford warns the reader not to be too ________________ his way of life.
(a) Disgusted by.
(b) Judgmental of.
(c) Critical of.
(d) Angered by.

7. While in New Orleans, where does Rutherford like to hang out?
(a) The bar.
(b) The marina.
(c) The waterfront.
(d) The French Quarter.

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