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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 2 places does the speaker go to in "Young Gal's Blues"?
(a) The beauty shop and the nail salon.
(b) The doctor's office and the hospital.
(c) The post office and the grocery store.
(d) The graveyard and the poor house.

2. Which of the following is NOT listed as a job Madam has to do in "Madam and Her Madam"?
(a) Fetch the groceries.
(b) Cook.
(c) Do the laundry.
(d) Take care of the children.

3. What question does the number runner ask Madam in "Madam and the Number Writer"?
(a) "What would you say / To a date today?
(b) "But suppose / You goes to hell?"
(c) "Is that big frown / 'Cause your husband's around?"
(d) "You sure look nice / Serving that rice."

4. How does the speaker first attempt suicide in "Life Is Fine"?
(a) By jumping in front of a train.
(b) By jumping off of a building.
(c) By jumping into a river.
(d) By jumping off of a cliff.

5. What question does the Klan ask the speaker in "Ku Klux"?
(a) "Do you believe / In the great white race?"
(b) "Do you believe in God?"
(c) "How did you get here / Onto our great land?"
(d) "Are you afraid?"

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Miss Michaelmas in "Southern Mammy Sings"?

2. Why is the speaker fired from his job in "Fired"?

3. Where does the fortune teller tell Madam her fortune is in "Madam and the Fortune Teller"?

4. What is the name of the character in "Graduation"?

5. What is the speaker tired of in "One-Way Ticket"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Madam prefer to handle her suitors?

2. What is the common tone of the pieces in "Life Is Fine"?

3. How does the speaker compare his relationship with the South and the North in "The South"?

4. What are three sub-themes that appear in "Note on Commercial Theater"?

5. What historical figure might Madam Alberta K. Johnson be based upon?

6. What is the speaker talking about in "Note on Commercial Theater"?

7. What is the commonality between all of the poems in "Lament Over Love"?

8. What problem does the U.S. Census worker have with Madam in "Madam and the Census Man"?

9. What comparison is made in "Me and the Mule"?

10. What is the reader left to assume about how Madam makes money in the poems about her?

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