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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Where does Sutter find and kill Boy Charles?
(a) At the train station.
(b) At the swimming pool.
(c) At the movie theater.
(d) At the general store.

2. After Lymon comes home from work and changes, what does he want to go into the city looking for?
(a) Women.
(b) His father.
(c) A new truck.
(d) Another job.

3. Boy Willie is trying to sell his fruit in what type of neighborhood?
(a) Poor white neighborhoods.
(b) Rich black neighborhoods.
(c) Poor black neighborhoods.
(d) Rich white neighborhoods.

4. When the group is singing prison songs, which character is asked to play the piano?
(a) Maretha.
(b) Berniece.
(c) Boy Willie.
(d) Wining Boy.

5. The piano is stolen from the Sutter home during which holiday celebration?
(a) Christmas.
(b) Fourth of July.
(c) Memorial Day.
(d) Halloween.

6. Whose ghost does Berniece think she has seen?
(a) Sutter.
(b) Wining Boy.
(c) Mama Ola.
(d) Lymon.

7. Which character is afraid to sleep upstairs alone?
(a) Maretha.
(b) Lymon.
(c) Doaker.
(d) Berniece.

8. Which character becomes very emotional and attacks Boy Willie upon seeing the piano moved?
(a) Berniece.
(b) Lyman.
(c) Maretha.
(d) Doaker.

9. Berniece claims she saw what before she left the house on the day that Wining Boy went to the city?
(a) Dark shadows dancing.
(b) The ghost of Yellow Dog.
(c) Sutter's ghost.
(d) Her father's face.

10. Which family traded the piano to the Sutter family for slaves?
(a) The Whitmans.
(b) The Benedicts.
(c) The Montagues.
(d) The Nolanders.

11. Who tells Boy Willie the story of the way that Boy Charles was killed?
(a) Sutter.
(b) Lymon.
(c) Doaker.
(d) Wining Boy.

12. What has Wining Boy brought to the city to pawn?
(a) His suit.
(b) The piano.
(c) Sheets of music.
(d) His car.

13. Which character has a change of heart after seeing Sutter's ghost and now believes that the piano should be sold?
(a) Doaker.
(b) Wining Boy.
(c) Berniece.
(d) Lymon.

14. Which of the following characters is NOT involved in stealing the piano from the Sutter home?
(a) Wining Boy.
(b) Doaker.
(c) Boy Charles.
(d) Boy Willie.

15. What does Boy Willie hope to buy from Sutter?
(a) His piano.
(b) His land.
(c) His house.
(d) His crops.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which man was NOT involved in the theft that landed Boy Willie in prison?

2. What color is the ghost that Lyman claims killed Sutter?

3. Which character believes that life would be much easier if people stayed at home and appreciated their lives instead of traveling?

4. Who does Wining Boy reveal he helped bail out of jail?

5. Which member of the Sutter family desperately wanted the piano?

(see the answer keys)

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