Quicksand, Chapter One
1. In her lovely room at Naxos, Helga is
(a) Perfectly content and relaxed.
(b) Angry and wants to leave.
(c) Passionate about children.
(d) Fulfilled in her job.
2. Helga Crane loves
(a) Being black and educated.
(c) Beauty and beautiful things.
(d) Classical music.
3. James Vayle, to whom Helga is engaged,
(a) Has dishonorable intentions.
(b) Has assimilated into the school's culture.
(c) Is a well-known gossip.
(d) Is a rebel and a loner.
4. Helga feels the school's intention is to
(a) Turn black children into white children.
(b) Pave the way for college students.
(c) Preserve the Negro culture.
(d) Teach the children arts and crafts.
5. The sermon heard earlier affects Helga because
(a) She feels it was rude and inappropriate.
(b) It pressed ideas onto the students about God.
(c) It was not spontaneous.
(d) It was about the persecution of blacks.
6. Helga is angry at herself because
(a) Her colleagues like their jobs.
(b) She is too beautiful to be a teacher.
(c) Her teaching has been ineffective.
(d) Her students think she is too young.
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