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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How is Bert also riling up the white townspeople?
(a) By driving recklessly and acting as "good as a white [man]."
(b) That he is rich.
(c) By sounding more educated than the white men.
(d) By telling them that black people are better than white people.

2. How does Bert react to their explanation?
(a) He resents them for their concerns.
(b) He agrees to move north.
(c) He understands their concerns.
(d) He dismisses their concerns.

3. Who is Colonel Thomas Norwood?
(a) A school teacher who is about 40.
(b) A plantation owner who is about 60.
(c) An overseer who is about 40.
(d) A wealthy businessman who is about 60.

4. What do Cora and William discuss, regarding Bert?
(a) His headstrong ways.
(b) How he looks like his father.
(c) How he should move back north.
(d) How smart he is.

5. On what does little Billy begin playing?
(a) A washboard.
(b) The furniture.
(c) The floor.
(d) A fiddle.

6. What tale does Bert tell Cora and William?
(a) A different tale from what Higgins had told the Colonel.
(b) The same tale of the radio tubes that Higgins told the Colonel earlier.
(c) The same tale of the radio tubes that Higgins told the Colonel, and he is very sorry.
(d) A similar tale to what Higgins had told the Colonel.

7. For what does Sallie want to thank Norwood?
(a) His kind treatment of her and the other "colored children."
(b) Her spending money.
(c) For allowing her to go to school to be a teacher.
(d) For letting her stay in his home.

8. What comment does little Billy make?
(a) He wants to move in with Bert.
(b) He wishes he was white.
(c) He wants to see his Uncle Bert.
(d) He knows the Colonel is his grandpa.

9. What are these men doing as they visit?
(a) Singing.
(b) Drinking.
(c) Smoking.
(d) Laughing.

10. Why does Sallie come in?
(a) To visit with her father.
(b) To see her mother.
(c) To say hello.
(d) To say good-bye.

11. What does Cora tell Bert about where he lives?
(a) He should move back up north.
(b) He needs to help out at home.
(c) He needs to understand that he is no longer living up North.
(d) He is Norwood's son.

12. When and where does the play begin?
(a) On a spring morning in 1830s Virginia.
(b) On a fall afternoon in 1930s Georgia.
(c) On a spring afternoon in 1930 Virginia.
(d) On a fall morning in 1830s Georgia.

13. Who is Sam?
(a) The Colonel's business partner.
(b) Another teacher at the school.
(c) An elderly black man who is a personal assistant to the Colonel.
(d) An elderly white man who is the Colonel's neighbor.

14. What will the Colonel not tolerate from a "darkie," especially his own child?
(a) Such industriousness.
(b) Such laziness.
(c) Such happiness.
(d) Such insolence.

15. He knows he is neither black nor white, and he looks just like who?
(a) His grandmother.
(b) All other white men.
(c) Cora.
(d) Norwood.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sallie try to do for Bert?

2. What happens as Cora and William worry about Bert's place in society?

3. On what subject do Bert, Cora and William stay?

4. What does Norwood come in and order Bert to do?

5. What does Sam slyly inform the Colonel about Bert?

(see the answer keys)

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