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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. How much fruit does Boy Willie tell Avery he can take free of charge?
(a) One.
(b) Five.
(c) Zero.
(d) As much as he wants.

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

5. 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.

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

7. Where does Berniece bring her daughter at the end of the first act, in the first scene?
(a) To church.
(b) To the cemetary.
(c) To the doctor's office.
(d) To school.

8. After meeting a ghost on the railroad tracks, Wining Boy claims that he has had good luck for how long?
(a) Three days.
(b) Thirty years.
(c) Thirty days.
(d) Three years.

9. Which member of the Sutter family desperately wanted the piano?
(a) Lillian.
(b) Veronica.
(c) Ophelia.
(d) Constance.

10. In the aftermath of the theft, where was Lymon shot?
(a) In the back.
(b) In the stomach.
(c) In the leg.
(d) In the head.

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

12. Lymon wants to go to what city, hoping for better treatment from white people?
(a) Washington D.C.
(b) Pittsburgh.
(c) New York.
(d) Seattle.

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

14. Doaker gives long instructions on the proper way to buy what grocery item?
(a) Cow intestines.
(b) Ham hocks.
(c) Okra.
(d) Collard greens.

15. What color is the ghost that Lyman claims killed Sutter?
(a) Blue.
(b) Red.
(c) Green.
(d) Yellow.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Avery do for a living?

2. What does Boy Willie tell Wining Boy that he wants to purchase?

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

4. How much fruit does Lyman and Boy Willie sell on the day that Wining Boy goes to the city?

5. Whose death does Berniece accuse Boy Willie of having a hand in?

(see the answer keys)

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