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Joseph A. Walker
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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. What does the author imply is lacking in black communities?
(a) Good jobs.
(b) Strong male role models.
(c) Strong single mothers.
(d) Adequate housing.

2. What falls out of John's pocket?
(a) Piece of paper.
(b) Dollar bill.
(c) Piece of candy.
(d) Matches.

3. What beverage is Grandma Wilhemina fixing?
(a) Hot chocolate.
(b) Iced tea.
(c) Coffee.
(d) Tea.

4. What is the premise of the play?
(a) The women's right to vote movement in America.
(b) The struggles of black men in America.
(c) The struggles of black women in America.
(d) The gay marriage initiative in America.

5. How does Chips' gang treat Ann?
(a) They ignore her.
(b) They are rude and offensive.
(c) They take her out for drinks.
(d) They are glad to meet one of Jeff's friends.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who owns the brownstone where Grandma Wilhemina lives?

2. What is on the paper from which John reads to Ann?

3. What is the relationship of John and Dudley?

4. What does Dudley tell John to do for Ann?

5. How many children does Dudley have?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Mattie ask Ann to do while she and Grandma go out shopping?

2. Who is Chips and what is his demeanor as he enters the play?

3. Describe the scenario in which John dies.

4. What inanimate element does the author use almost like another character throughout the play?

5. How do Dudley and John differ on engaging in the trials of black people in America?

6. Explain the source of John's deep regret in his life. How does Mattie respond to what he says?

7. What does Mattie tell Ann about what John gave up in order to support her family?

8. What does Gail ask Jeff to do regarding Mo's life direction?

9. What is Mattie's perspective on death and what is her only concern at the moment?

10. Why does Mattie not say anything to John and Grandma about their alcohol abuse?

(see the answer keys)

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