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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. Who purchases clothing from Wining Boy?
(a) Doaker.
(b) Lymon.
(c) Sutter.
(d) Boy Willie.

3. What is the last name of the family that the story focuses on?
(a) Sutter.
(b) Doaker.
(c) Charles.
(d) Brown.

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

5. What does Boy Willie encourage Berniece to do to get rid of the ghost?
(a) Cut off her hair.
(b) Wash the floors.
(c) Sell the piano.
(d) Read the Bible.

6. Whose death does Berniece accuse Boy Willie of having a hand in?
(a) Crawley's.
(b) Uncle Doaker's.
(c) Mama Ola's.
(d) Lymon's.

7. What type of song does Maretha play on the piano?
(a) A dreamy lullabye.
(b) An advanced jig.
(c) A jazzy boogie-woogie.
(d) A beginner's song.

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

9. Lymon and Boy Willie have come to sell what fruit?
(a) Tomatoes.
(b) Strawberries.
(c) Watermelon.
(d) Bananas.

10. Which of the following characters does Boy Willie NOT ask about the potential buyer of the piano?
(a) Berniece.
(b) Doaker.
(c) Avery.
(d) Maretha.

11. Which character used to polish the piano every morning?
(a) Uncle Doaker.
(b) Berniece.
(c) Mama Ola.
(d) Boy Willie.

12. When Wining Boy returns from the city, where has Berniece gone?
(a) To the hospital.
(b) To church.
(c) To jail.
(d) To work.

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

14. How does Boy Willie react to the story of Boy Charles' death?
(a) He is enraged.
(b) He is amused.
(c) He is apathetic.
(d) He is stunned.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The piano is stolen from the Sutter home during which holiday celebration?

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

3. What name was the ghost repeating?

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

5. Which character becomes very emotional and attacks Boy Willie upon seeing the piano moved?

(see the answer keys)

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