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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. George defines assimilationist Negroes as:
(a) Farm hands
(b) Upper class
(c) Uneducated
(d) Uncle Toms

3. Walter Lee and George argue about:
(a) Their values and lifestyles
(b) Their family vacations
(c) Beneatha's short haircut
(d) Their choice of entertainment

4. How much did Ruth give the abortionist?
(a) Ten dollars
(b) Twenty-five dollars
(c) Fifty dollars
(d) Five dollars

5. She puts on a phonograph record of:
(a) American folksongs
(b) Nigerian folk music
(c) African drumming
(d) Madam Butterfly

6. About how old is Walter Lee Younger?
(a) 25
(b) 50
(c) 35
(d) 45

7. What does Walter Lee say when Ruth says she's considering an abortion?
(a) Let's talk about it
(b) It's a good idea
(c) He says nothing
(d) You can't do that

8. Mama asks Walter Lee if he is:
(a) Seeing another woman
(b) Thinking of suicide
(c) Gambling and drinking
(d) Working too hard

9. What does Mama send Travis out to borrow?
(a) Confectioner's Sugar
(b) Cockroach spray
(c) Kitchen cleanser
(d) Baking powder

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

11. What does Walter Lee do when he sees the check?
(a) Starts telling Mama about his plan to buy a store
(b) Tries to persuade Mama to use the money for a car
(c) Asks Mama to tell how much of it he can use
(d) Asks Mama to give him half of the money immediately

12. Why does Mama refuse to support Walter Lee's plan to open a liquor store?
(a) It fosters immorality by encouraging drinking
(b) She is afraid that the police would close it
(c) She doesn't think he would be a success
(d) She doesn't like Walter Lee as much as she likes Beneatha

13. Where does Mama tell Beneatha that Ruth has gone?
(a) To see the doctor
(b) To the post office
(c) To get her hair done
(d) To visit a neighbor

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

15. What does Travis go to do?
(a) Play stickball with his friends
(b) Study at the local library
(c) Go to the movies with his friends
(d) Carry groceries at the local store

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mama chide Ruth about?

2. How did Big Walter die, according to Mama?

3. Ruth changes her mind about

4. What is Beneatha's main worry about Ruth's news?

5. Who makes the first entrance?

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