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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When the woman stares at Irene at the hotel, what does Irene fear the woman is thinking about her?
(a) Irene is black.
(b) Irene is white.
(c) Irene is mixed.
(d) Irene is unattractive.

2. What has Junior been hearing at school?
(a) Bad news.
(b) Friendly words.
(c) Gossip.
(d) Unfortunate things.

3. What was Irene's father hiding about Clare?
(a) She was part Mexian.
(b) She was black.
(c) She was part Chinese.
(d) She passed for white.

4. How does Irene feel about Clare?
(a) Pity.
(b) Jealous.
(c) Compassionate.
(d) Outrage.

5. Where does Nella Larsen become a shining star?
(a) In Hollywood
(b) The Apollo.
(c) On Broadway.
(d) The Harlem Renaissance.

6. What do Irene and Brian call their son?
(a) Little Brian.
(b) Sonny.
(c) Brian II.
(d) Junior.

7. Whom is Irene determined not to see again?
(a) Her aunt.
(b) Her boyfriend.
(c) Clare Kendry.
(d) Her father.

8. Who talked Brian out of moving to Brazil?
(a) Irene.
(b) John.
(c) Junior.
(d) Clare.

9. Where does Nella spend the majority of her childhood?
(a) Boarding school.
(b) Her aunt's farm.
(c) In Europe.
(d) Her grandmother's house.

10. How does Irene distract Brian?
(a) She shows him Clare's letter.
(b) She asks him to telephone her mother.
(c) She asks him to wait in the kitchen for her.
(d) She asks him to move a table.

11. What does John Bellew call Clare?
(a) Blacky.
(b) Nig.
(c) Darky.
(d) Honey.

12. Whom do Irene and Gertrude talk about?
(a) John Bellew.
(b) Clare's father.
(c) Clare.
(d) Clare and John.

13. To whom is Gertrude married?
(a) A lawyer.
(b) A black man.
(c) A white man.
(d) A Mexican man.

14. What does Brian say about black people who pass for white?
(a) They are ashamed.
(b) They are happy they pass.
(c) They wind up hating white people.
(d) They want to return to their own race.

15. What kept Irene from standing up to John?
(a) Her pride.
(b) Her fear of him.
(c) Her friendship with Clare.
(d) Her embarrassment about her family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where did Brian have a desire to live?

2. Irene thinks the woman who sits near her at the hotel looks _____________.

3. With whom does Irene leave?

4. How does Irene first react to Clare's note?

5. Why does Irene want Brian to take Junior away?

(see the answer keys)

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