Quicksand and Passing Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Quicksand - Chapters Six and Seven.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The sermon heard earlier affects Helga because
(a) She feels it was rude and inappropriate.
(b) It was about the persecution of blacks.
(c) It pressed ideas onto the students about God.
(d) It was not spontaneous.

2. James Vayle, to whom Helga is engaged,
(a) Has assimilated into the school's culture.
(b) Is a rebel and a loner.
(c) Is a well-known gossip.
(d) Has dishonorable intentions.

3. How does Helga feel about the encounter with Uncle Peter's wife?
(a) She is happy.
(b) She is determined.
(c) She wants her to disappear.
(d) She is ashamed.

4. Helga remembers her mother being
(a) Polite.
(b) Remote.
(c) Gregarious.
(d) Nurturing.

5. One of the duties of her new job is to
(a) Read to Mrs. Hayes-Rore.
(b) Travel with Mrs. Hayes-Rore.
(c) Teach small children.
(d) Clean a large, beautiful home.

Short Answer Questions

1. In her lovely room at Naxos, Helga is

2. Helga's step-siblings were

3. Why might Helga have felt alienated in the "Negro" school as a child?

4. Helga found her job with the help of

5. Besides her uncle, what connection does Helga have in Chicago?

(see the answer key)

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