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

2. Doaker works for what type of transportation?
(a) Taxis.
(b) Subways.
(c) Trains.
(d) Airplanes.

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

4. What does Boy Willie threaten to do to the piano?
(a) He threatens to stomp it to dust.
(b) He threatens to burn it.
(c) He threatens to chop it in half.
(d) He threatens to steal it in the night.

5. Who does the grocery shopping in the Charles home?
(a) Doaker.
(b) Berniece.
(c) Maretha.
(d) Boy Willie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which character has a change of heart after seeing Sutter's ghost and now believes that the piano should be sold?

2. Which character can be seen ironing his uniform?

3. What beverage do the men drink while discussing Parchman Prison?

4. Who offers herself to Wining Boy as repayment for helping bail a family member out of jail?

5. Boy Willie complains that Lymon is obsessed with what?

Short Essay Questions

1. What realization does Boy Willie make when he hears his heart beating as a "black man's heart"?

2. What role does Berniece play in the exorcism of Sutter's ghost?

3. How do Boy Willie and Lymon end up in Pittsburgh?

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

5. How does Boy Willie respond to Doaker's intrusion as he is attempting to move the piano?

6. How does Lymon come into possession of Wining Boy's suit?

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

8. What kind of fight does Boy Willie get into with Sutter's ghost?

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

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

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