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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. "Storm" introduces Aunt Hager and her grandson Sandy preparing for ________________ that is hitting their neighborhood.
(a) A flood.
(b) An earthquake.
(c) A cyclone.
(d) A truck.

2. What does Jimboy eventually do?
(a) He goes to bed.
(b) He leaves again.
(c) He notices Annjee.
(d) He puts down the guitar and sets her on his lap and eats.

3. What did John Lowdins do when a drunk white man attacked him?
(a) He did nothing.
(b) He called the police.
(c) He shot him in the shoulder and drove off.
(d) He killed him.

4. "Hard Winter" takes the family from September to _______________.
(a) March.
(b) January.
(c) December.
(d) February.

5. Sandy saw that his mother worked very hard and that Mrs. Rice, the blond, skinny white woman, was constantly doing what?
(a) Criticizing Annjee.
(b) Ignoring Annjee.
(c) Entertaining Anjee.
(d) Helping Annjee.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why were Aunt Hager's services needed?

2. It was late March and Annjee decided that she was going to save up her money and do what?

3. Towards the end of the year, Annjee recovers, and they receive a letter from Harriet asking for what?

4. That night the white people came in, evicted the blacks of this town and did what?

5. What happens to Annjee?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Hager show she is a determined woman in this chapter?

2. Why does Harriet run off with the circus?

3. How is this a sad Christmas?

4. How did Jimboy react to Sandy's lying? How did this affect Sandy? Why was he affected in this way?

5. Describe the relationship between Harriet and Hager.

6. How does Aunt Hager react to Harriet and Sandy going to a dance? Why does she react this way?

7. What takes place at the same time during "Carnival?" Why is this significant?

8. What is the purpose of "White Folks?"

9. Summarize "Storm."

10. What happened to Crowville? Why did this happen?

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