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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Why does Sallie come in?
(a) To say good-bye.
(b) To visit with her father.
(c) To see her mother.
(d) To say hello.
2. 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.
3. What do Cora and William try to explain to Bert?
(a) His behavior may end tragically for him and the rest of his family.
(b) That Bert must go back north for school.
(c) Billie is too young to live with Bert.
(d) Sallie has to leave to go to school.
4. What does Cora tell Bert the Colonel wants to do to him?
(b) Throw him out.
5. He knows he is neither black nor white, and he looks just like who?
(a) All other white men.
(c) His grandmother.
6. What do Cora and Bert begin to do, after he tells her this news?
(a) They begin to understand one another.
(b) They begin to cry.
(c) They hug.
(d) They begin to argue again.
7. 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.
8. On what subject do Bert, Cora and William stay?
(a) Sallie's leaving.
(b) Bert's schooling.
(c) William's son.
(d) Bert's perceived arrogance.
9. Soon after, which son comes in?
10. What does Bert refuse to do when he hears the Colonel coming?
(a) Stand his ground.
(b) Run away out the back door.
(c) Go to his room.
(d) Talk to the Colonel.
11. What does Norwood come in and order Bert to do?
(a) Sit down.
(b) Leave out the back door.
(c) Go to his room.
(d) Move out.
12. Where do Sally and Bert go when he pulls up outside?
(a) The train station.
(b) The airport.
(c) The bus stop.
(d) The library.
13. What does Bert believe he should not have to do?
(a) Work out in the fields like the other field hands.
(b) Stand up to Norwood.
(c) Talk with Norwood.
(d) Leave his home.
14. Of what does Bert then inform Cora?
(a) He wants to stay and help her.
(b) He wants to be an overseer.
(c) He is going to go back to work in the fields.
(d) He is no longer going to work in the fields.
15. How is Bert also riling up the white townspeople?
(a) By telling them that black people are better than white people.
(b) By sounding more educated than the white men.
(c) That he is rich.
(d) By driving recklessly and acting as "good as a white [man]."
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Sam slyly inform the Colonel about Bert?
2. What are the consequences for Bert's accident?
3. What is Bert telling everyone?
4. What does the guest warn the Colonel about Bert, if he does indeed get arrested for his behavior?
5. Why does Sam ask if it would be acceptable to take Sallie's luggage out the front door to the car?
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