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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is the name of Wining Boy's late ex-wife?
(a) Clarity.
(b) Clementine.
(c) Cleotha.
(d) Cleopatra.

3. Which character admits to being on the run from the police?
(a) Sutter.
(b) Boy Willie.
(c) Lymon.
(d) Uncle Doaker.

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

5. Which character can be seen ironing his uniform?
(a) Doaker.
(b) Boy Willie.
(c) Wining Boy.
(d) Lymon.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character used to polish the piano every morning?

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

3. What does Avery do for a living?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. When Berniece and Lymon's conversation turns to Avery, what advice does Lymon give to Berniece about the relationship?

2. What happens when Boy Willie and Lymon attempt to move the piano for its potential buyer?

3. Why did Berneice stop playing the piano as a child?

4. What does Boy Willie claim is the history of the railroad known as the Yellow Dog line?

5. After his failed date, what gift does Lymon give to Berniece, and what is her response to the gesture?

6. When Boy Willie and Lymon realize that they cannot move the piano, how do they respond?

7. What were the effects of the lumber theft that the men in the play were involved in?

8. What religious rationalization does Boy WIllie have for the revenge he is seeking against the Sutter family?

9. What happens when Boy Willie continues to insist that he be told the name of the prospective buyer for the piano?

10. What does Berniece ask Avery to do after Maretha has seen Sutter's ghost, and how does Avery respond?

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