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Multiple Choice Questions

1. After the story about Boy Charles' death, what does the family hear Maretha doing at the end of the first act?
(a) Crying.
(b) Singing.
(c) Praying.
(d) Screaming.

2. How does Sutter kill Boy Charles?
(a) He stabbed him.
(b) He set him on fire.
(c) He shot him.
(d) He drowned him.

3. What was Wining Boy's occupation while he was married?
(a) He was a student.
(b) He was a blacksmith.
(c) He was a doctor.
(d) He was a musician.

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

5. What sound is heard by the characters who attempt to move the piano?
(a) Moaning
(b) Weeping.
(c) Whispering.
(d) Singing.

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

7. How does Boy Willie react to Berniece's claim that she has seen a ghost?
(a) He thinks she is being ridiculous.
(b) He is terrified at the possibility.
(c) He is confused why the ghost would come to her.
(d) He is amused because there is no such thing as ghosts.

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

9. What were the men attempting to steal?
(a) Lumber.
(b) Cars.
(c) Food.
(d) Gold.

10. What is the first name of the Sutter who owned the Charles family as slaves?
(a) Reginald.
(b) Rodney.
(c) Ralph.
(d) Robert.

11. What is Lymon's last name?
(a) Macintosh.
(b) Brown.
(c) Avery.
(d) Jackson.

12. What is Doaker doing when Wining Boy shows up at the house?
(a) Mopping floors.
(b) Hanging laundry.
(c) Washing dishes.
(d) Cooking dinner.

13. Who teases Doaker about the women who are after him?
(a) Avery.
(b) Lymon.
(c) Boy Willie.
(d) Berniece.

14. What is the name of Berniece's daughter?
(a) Margret.
(b) Maretha.
(c) Mama Ola.
(d) Molly.

15. Which of the following was NOT an element in Avery's significant dream?
(a) Babies.
(b) Wolves.
(c) Hobos.
(d) Sheep.

Short Answer Questions

1. Berniece and her uncle live in which city?

2. What does Wining Boy say he felt breezing through the wind on his last trip home?

3. Lymon wants to go to what city, hoping for better treatment from white people?

4. What is the last name of the family that the story focuses on?

5. After Lymon comes home from work and changes, what does he want to go into the city looking for?

(see the answer keys)

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