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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How does Lutie feel once arriving home from singing for the orchestra at The Casino?
(a) Exhausted.
(b) Angry.
(c) Lonely.
(d) Triumphant.

2. Why did Lutie limit her visits home when working for the Chandlers?
(a) Lutie did not have a car.
(b) Lutie enjoyed staying at the Chandlers'.
(c) Lutie did not want to see her husband.
(d) Lutie limited her visits to save money.

3. Which statement does the author use to describe the Chandlers' view of Lutie?
(a) A "mistake if we ever made one."
(b) A "hard working black woman who adds warmth to our household."
(c) A "fool of a girl, working so hard when her husband ought to be the one doing the work."
(d) A "wench with no morals who would be easy to come by."

4. What proposition does Mrs. Hedges offer Lutie that causes Lutie to think, "If you live on this damn street you're supposed to want to earn a little extra money sleeping around nights"?
(a) Mrs. Hedges tells Lutie that she knows of a rich family looking for a maid's help.
(b) Mrs. Hedges offers to keep Bub for Lutie until Lutie gets off of work.
(c) Mrs. Hedges tells Lutie that she knows of a white man who "would like her services".
(d) Mrs. Hedges offers to allow Bub to shine shoes in her apartment.

5. Why does Lutie visit Junto's?
(a) To gossip with the women.
(b) To hide from Bub.
(c) To find a new husband.
(d) To escape her apartment.

6. What does Lutie think about Jones?
(a) Lutie thinks Jones is obsessed with her.
(b) Lutie thinks Jones is a stand-up guy.
(c) Lutie thinks Jones is less than human.
(d) Lutie thinks Jones is immature.

7. Why is Lutie so adamant about moving?
(a) Lutie has just received a raise and wants a bigger place.
(b) She hates her neighborhood.
(c) Lutie wants to get Bub away from Lil who drinks and smokes.
(d) Bub has been accepted to a new school.

8. What did Jones tell the police about Mrs. Hedges?
(a) He told them that she had kidnapped a neighborhood child.
(b) He told them that she was a drug dealer.
(c) He told them that she was running a house of ill repute.
(d) He told them that she had killed a woman.

9. How does The Casino appear when empty?
(a) Dirty.
(b) Well-lit.
(c) Welcoming.
(d) Dreary.

10. How might the relationship between Mrs. Chandler and Lutie be described?
(a) Mrs. Chandler behaved angrily in private and pretended to be nice to Lutie in public.
(b) Mrs. Chandler seemed to be Lutie's friend in private, but then publicly dismissed her to establish Lutie's status as the hired help.
(c) Mrs. Chandler ignored Lutie in private and paid special attention to her in public.
(d) Mrs. Chandler's behavior did not differ privately or publicly.

11. What effect does Lutie have on Jones?
(a) She makes him more aware of his lonliness.
(b) She makes him long for home.
(c) She makes him see the importance of having a wife.
(d) She makes him realize he doesn't love Min.

12. How does Boots behave on the ride home after Lutie has sung for the orchestra members at The Casino?
(a) Amused.
(b) Distracted.
(c) Irritated.
(d) Interested.

13. Who approaches Lutie just as she is about to leave Junto's?
(a) Boots Smith.
(b) Jim, her husband.
(c) Bub, her son.
(d) Mrs. Hedges.

14. Which best illustrates how Lutie shared the news about her new job at the Chandlers' with Jim?
(a) She showed Jim the letter but did not share her joy.
(b) She showed Jim the letter and jumped into his arms with excitement.
(c) She read Jim the letter in a monotone voice, sure not to express her joy.
(d) She expressed the contents of the letter with Jim and explained how happy she was.

15. What does Lutie fantasize about while standing outside the super's apartment?
(a) Lutie fantasizes about running out of the apartment building and finding a better place to live.
(b) Lutie fantasizes about cots in the hallway to accommodate more renters and about the woman in the window being a snake charmer.
(c) Lutie fantasizes about the appearance of the superintendent--she imagines him being extremely tall and gruesome looking.
(d) Lutie fantasizes about Bub getting into trouble inside the apartment building.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does the reporter describe the man who was stabbed to death?

2. After returning home from her drive with Boots, what does Lutie discover in her closet?

3. Why does everyone stop to hear Lutie sing along with the jukebox?

4. What does Lutie ask of Mrs. Pizzini?

5. How do the orchestra members react to Lutie when Boots introduces her?

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