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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Sallie want to become?
(a) A teacher.
(b) A business woman.
(c) A maid.
(d) A housewife.

2. What does Bert once accidentally do when he is a young boy?
(a) Tell Norwood he does not like him in front of his rich white friends.
(b) Refer to Norwood as "papa" in front of the Colonel's rich white friends.
(c) Hug Norwood in front of his rich white friends.
(d) Get lost in the fields.

3. What does Bert believe he should not have to do?
(a) Stand up to Norwood.
(b) Leave his home.
(c) Work out in the fields like the other field hands.
(d) Talk with Norwood.

4. What does Robert do as the act ends?
(a) Hugs the Colonel.
(b) Runs out the back door.
(c) Goes to his room.
(d) Walks proudly out the front door.

5. Why does Sam ask if it would be acceptable to take Sallie's luggage out the front door to the car?
(a) The back steps are difficult to maneuver.
(b) The front door is closer to the car.
(c) The back door is being painted.
(d) Sallie is the Colonel's daughter.

6. Of what does Bert then inform Cora?
(a) He wants to be an overseer.
(b) He wants to stay and help her.
(c) He is going to go back to work in the fields.
(d) He is no longer going to work in the fields.

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

8. What do Cora and William worry about Bert's place in society?
(a) He will never know his place.
(b) He has no place.
(c) He knows his place.
(d) He cannot find his place.

9. Why has this guest come?
(a) To tell the Colonel that Sallie is going to school to be a teacher.
(b) To warn the Colonel of the growing resentment of the white community towards Bert.
(c) To visit with the Colonel.
(d) To plead Bert's case.

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

11. What are the consequences for Bert's accident?
(a) The Colonel had to send a search party to find him.
(b) The Colonel did not allow him to have dinner.
(c) The Colonel sent him to his room.
(d) The Colonel beat him mercilessly.

12. What does Sam slyly inform the Colonel about Bert?
(a) Bert is moving back north.
(b) He has seen Bert using the front door.
(c) Bert already took Sallie's luggage out the front door.
(d) Bert has not yet arrived home.

13. What does Cora tell Bert the Colonel wants to do to him?
(a) Yell.
(b) Beat.
(c) Throw him out.
(d) Speak.

14. For what does the guest chide the Colonel?
(a) For having a black mistress.
(b) For not marrying Cora.
(c) For not remarrying a white woman.
(d) For keeping a black mistress in his home like a wife.

15. Why does he try to do this, regarding his position?
(a) He is still a black man, even though he is Norwood's son.
(b) He tries to ignore his behavior.
(c) He made a mistake.
(d) He is half-white and Norwood's son.

Short Answer Questions

1. What will the Colonel not tolerate from a "darkie," especially his own child?

2. Who is the first-born son of Cora and the Colonel?

3. What does Sallie try to do for Bert?

4. Whose son is young Billy?

5. What does Bert refuse to do when he hears the Colonel coming?

(see the answer keys)

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