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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. After some greeting, Harriet goes off to stay with _____________, who she says she'll be living with.
(a) Maudel.
(b) Hager.
(c) Mingo.
(d) Jimboy.

2. Hager, Annjee and Sandy are very poor, so poor that they can't afford what?
(a) Food.
(b) A wreath or cake icing.
(c) Warm clothes.
(d) Heat.

3. How did the white men feel about working alongside a black man?
(a) They were unhappy about working alongside a black man.
(b) They did not mind working alongside a black man.
(c) They were afraid.
(d) They refused to work alongside a black man.

4. In "School", the summer ends and Sandy has to go back to school to the ________ grade, which was integrated.
(a) Eighth.
(b) Fourth.
(c) Sixth.
(d) Fifth.

5. How does Hager's companion want to spend her time?
(a) Creating art.
(b) Dancing and having fun with boys.
(c) Protesting black inequality.
(d) Reading and studying.

Short Answer Questions

1. "Carnival" begins with Hager and her family splitting up, with some going to the revival and some going to the carnival _____ mile down the road.

2. Where is Jimboy working?

3. Why does Annjee believe Jimboy married her?

4. Hager is determined to get Sandy through high school and make him into what?

5. For ________ years she worked hard to support her family and to see Jimboy only a few weeks a year.

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Annjee decide to do in "One by One?" Why does she decide to do this?

2. What does Jimboy do when he comes home in "Guitar?" Why might he do this?

3. Why does Harriet run off with the circus?

4. What did Sandy do with his collection plate money? Why did he do this?

5. What are Hager's religious beliefs? What does Harriet think about these beliefs?

6. How was Sandy's integrated school segregated? Are you surprised by this? Why or why not?

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

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

9. How do Hager and Sister Johnson view Jimboy, as compared to other men?

10. How does the reader know that Harriet has lived a difficult life since she left home?

(see the answer keys)

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