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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does he mean by that term?
(a) That she straightens it to look Caucasian
(b) That she has cut it in too many layers
(c) That she combs into a million braids
(d) That she dyes it with blonde streaks

2. What does Mama urge Ruth to do?
(a) Hurry up and leave for work
(b) Buy herself a new outfit
(c) Save money by buying on sale
(d) Stay home from work to rest

3. How much money does Walter Lee need for his plans?
(a) $25,000
(b) $75,000
(c) $10,000
(d) $3,500

4. Beneatha turns off the radio which was playing:
(a) Jazz
(b) Swing
(c) Rock
(d) Blues

5. What is Beneatha's relationship to Ruth?
(a) Beneatha is Ruth's niece by marriage
(b) Beneatha is Ruth's oldest daughter
(c) Ruth is Beneatha's sister-in-law
(d) They are sisters, but Ruth is older

6. Mama ignores:
(a) Walter Lee
(b) Her neighbor
(c) Travis
(d) Ruth

7. What is Beneatha's main worry about Ruth's news?
(a) She wonders what will happen when Ruth is gone
(b) She wonders whether Ruth can get a new job
(c) She wonders where the baby will live
(d) She wonders how to pay the medical bills

8. What does Alaiyo mean?
(a) One for Whom the Goddess Calls
(b) One Who Dances Like the Peacock
(c) One Who Fights Like a Warrior
(d) One for Whom Bread Is Not Enough

9. Where did Mama go?
(a) To buy groceries
(b) To Travis' school
(c) To tend to business
(d) To visit the neighbor

10. What does Mama ask Travis?
(a) If he found his missing socks
(b) If he has done his homework yet
(c) If he finished his chores
(d) Whether or not he's taken a bath

11. Describe Beneatha's new outfit.
(a) A folk dancing skirt
(b) A Nigerian robe
(c) A formal party gown
(d) A cocktail dress

12. In the paper, Walter Lee reads about:
(a) A battle in France
(b) A recent murder
(c) A garbage strike
(d) Another bomb test

13. What does Travis ask Mama?
(a) Permission to go outside
(b) If he can spray the roaches
(c) What smells so nasty
(d) Where his clean socks are

14. The house has how many bedrooms?
(a) Four
(b) Five
(c) Three
(d) Two and a half

15. Mama's real name is:
(a) Lora
(b) Lena
(c) Rose
(d) Mabel

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mama tell Walter Lee about Ruth?

2. What country is Beneatha's visitor originally from?

3. What does Walter Lee give Travis?

4. What does Mama warn Walter Lee about?

5. What does Walter Lee do when he sees the check?

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