The Sky Is Gray Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What time is it on the clock that James sees at the beginning of Chapter 10?
(a) Quarter to one.
(b) Twelve.
(c) One.
(d) Quarter to twelve.

2. Where does the young black man that is arguing with the preacher say his mom is?
(a) At home in bed.
(b) In a graveyard.
(c) In the hospital.
(d) On a boat.

3. At the end of Chapter 10, what can't James feel because he's so cold?
(a) His nose.
(b) His fingers.
(c) His whole face.
(d) His toes.

4. Who says, "things change through action. By no other way." while they wait in the dentist's office and speak to the lady in the sweater?
(a) Mama.
(b) The nurse.
(c) The boy with the book.
(d) James.

5. When James looks at his Mama at the beginning of Chapter 10, what does he want to do?
(a) Kiss her.
(b) Sing to her.
(c) Hug her.
(d) Stand close to her.

6. Who comes out of the dentist office with John Lee?
(a) His mother.
(b) Nobody.
(c) The nurse.
(d) The dentist.

7. What does the boy with the book blame for the fact that he doesn't believe in God?
(a) That the wait for the dentist is too long.
(b) That everything is evil in the world.
(c) That he was born too late.
(d) That books are hard to read.

8. Who calls someone else into the back of the dentist's office?
(a) The man with a walking stick.
(b) The nurse.
(c) Mama.
(d) The dentist.

9. What store does Mama and James enter to get out of the cold?
(a) David's hardware store.
(b) Lee's tack and feed.
(c) Arnold's grocer.
(d) Mike's fix-it shop.

10. What does James say when Mama asks him if he needs to make water?
(a) "Yes, certainly".
(b) "No Ma'am".
(c) "I already went".
(d) "Just a little".

11. James is so cold by the end of Chapter 10 that he wants to do what?
(a) Sleep.
(b) Cry.
(c) Sing.
(d) Dance.

12. What color does the young black man with the book claim the wind is?
(a) Red.
(b) Blue.
(c) Black.
(d) Pink.

13. While James and his Mama are walking away from the dentist's office for the second time, what does James see bouncing?
(a) The sleet.
(b) Rocks that a boy is throwing.
(c) A ball that a dog is chasing.
(d) A bird.

14. What does James do when he feels something hit his cap?
(a) He looks up to the sky.
(b) He jumps.
(c) He throws his cap.
(d) He takes off his cap.

15. How many times does the preacher hit the boy?
(a) Three times.
(b) Zero.
(c) Twice.
(d) Once.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 11, James states that he can't stand being what?

2. In the opening of Chapter 10, what building does James see a clock on?

3. Who says, "I'm questioning the world" while waiting in the dentist's office after someone states that they are mad at the world?

4. Who says, "done forgot the heart absolutely" when someone else in the office suggests that men should listen to their heads and not their hearts?

5. While James and his Mama are walking, James said he'd be happy if it was what all the time?

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