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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is the fight that breaks out in Chapter 2 about?
(a) Drinking.
(b) Money.
(c) Skin color.
(d) Politics.

2. What does "Big Moose done come down from de mountain" mean?
(a) An earthquake is coming.
(b) Winter is here.
(c) Death is coming.
(d) Important things will happen.

3. In Chapter 4, where does Hurston initially plan to follow the men to work?
(a) The swamp.
(b) The beach.
(c) The mill.
(d) The mall.

4. Mr. Pitts teases Hurston in a ____________ voice.
(a) French.
(b) Falsetto.
(c) Gremlin.
(d) Alto.

5. Who raced to two packages in Chapter 4?
(a) A child.
(b) Two children.
(c) Two women.
(d) A black man and a white man.

6. Who is invited to a "toe party" in Chapter 1?
(a) May.
(b) Ellis.
(c) Hurston.
(d) June.

7. In Chapter 3, who ends the story by interrupting?
(a) Kenny.
(b) John.
(c) Jack.
(d) Kyle.

8. When does a "toe party" really start to get wild?
(a) When the people from Eatonville arrive.
(b) At 9 p.m.
(c) When the band starts playing.
(d) After appetizers.

9. How man people arrive at "Mets" house to tell stories the first night?
(a) Two.
(b) One.
(c) Five.
(d) Three.

10. Another man in Chapter 4 tells a story about a man dipped in a river. What river was the man dipped in?
(a) Salty River.
(b) Mississippi River.
(c) Hudson River.
(d) Erie River.

11. Why does Hurston go to Pine Mill?
(a) To hear a story.
(b) To meet her mother.
(c) To work.
(d) For a dance.

12. Where does Hurston end up following the men to work in Chapter 4?
(a) The mill.
(b) The beach.
(c) The swamp.
(d) The mall.

13. Who arrives in town at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) A bank robber.
(b) Hurston's husband.
(c) The mayor.
(d) A travelling preacher.

14. In Chapter 4, what does Hurston claim that she does not want to do to the reader?
(a) Scare them.
(b) Mislead them.
(c) Make them cry.
(d) Make them laugh.

15. What stories do the men tell on the way to work in Chapter 4?
(a) About working in an office.
(b) About ugly people.
(c) About pretty people.
(d) About birds.

Short Answer Questions

1. What story does Mathilda Mosley tell in Chapter 2?

2. What was in the smaller box in the tale of two boxes?

3. How do the men react to their partners at a "toe party"?

4. What do the townspeople think about the author's choice of towns?

5. In Mathilda Mosley's story, woman asks God for ____________.

(see the answer keys)

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