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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Big Sweet?
(a) A woman who promises to watch out for Hurston.
(b) A woman who tries to fight with Hurston.
(c) A teacher.
(d) A cook.

2. Who does the snail husband go to find in the story of the two snails?
(a) The ant.
(b) A doctor.
(c) A lawyer.
(d) Her mother.

3. What happens in Larkins White's story when the gun explodes?
(a) The gun doesn't explode.
(b) The turkey's fly away.
(c) The deer die.
(d) The man is killed.

4. What is Eulalia's specialty?
(a) Cooking meals.
(b) The mind.
(c) The heart.
(d) Poetry.

5. What is Reverend Father Joe Watson's nickname?
(a) Shorn Sheep.
(b) Wacky Panda.
(c) Dirty Dog.
(d) Frizzly Rooster.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Hurston travel to in Chapter 10?

2. How long does Luke Turner have to live?

3. How did the traces connecting the mule to the wagon stretch in Larkins White's story?

4. Who in Marie Leveau's family were Hoodoo doctors?

5. What happened when the police tried to arrest Marie Leveau?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Hurston discover is the common link between those practicing Hoodoo? Why is this link important?

2. What is ironic about the story where a slave is afraid to shoot his master's gun uphill?

3. Where does the slave get the name Big Sixteen from? What does he appear as today?

4. Explain what it means if it rains at a funeral?

5. How does the man kill four different animals with one bullet in Chapter 7?

6. Why does Hurston decide to move on from studying black folklore to Hoodoo?

7. Describe Hurston's final story in Chapter 7 about the rat and the cat.

8. Who saves Hurston from the fight at the wedding and how?

9. In Chapter 7, does there appear to be an order to the stories Hurston tells? If so, what is the order? If not, why is there no order?

10. What is the significance of Eve of St. John's in Chapter 2?

(see the answer keys)

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