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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 Boots discover upon coming home from The Pullman?
(a) Jubilee in tears.
(b) Jubilee kissing his father.
(c) Jubilee sleeping with a white man.
(d) Jubilee packing her bags to leave.
2. Why is Lutie infuriated by Mrs. Hedges' mention of the nice white gentleman, Mr. Junto?
(a) Lutie hates when Mrs. Hedges tries to make small talk with her.
(b) Lutie knows that Junto and Mrs. Hedges are plotting against her.
(c) Lutie is disgusted by Mrs. Hedges' line of business.
(d) Lutie knows that Junto is the reason her singing career did not work out.
3. What does Boots say when Lutie calls him from the payphone?
(a) He pretends not to know who she is.
(b) He hangs up the telephone.
(c) He tells her he wants to see her and invites her to his apartment.
(d) He tells her he is on his way to get her.
4. According to Min, how does last winter's sky compare to this winter's sky?
(a) Last winter's sky was a beautiful mix of blue and pink and this winter's sky is gray and sullen.
(b) Last winter's sky was thick with pollution and this winter's sky is a piercing blue.
(c) Last winter's sky was a blur of clouds and this winter's sky is clear.
(d) Last winter's sky was filled with flying birds and this winter's sky doesn't hold a single bird.
5. Why does Mrs. Hedges refuse Junto's advances?
(a) She thinks he's too young for her.
(b) She doesn't want him to see her body.
(c) She doesn't believe that Junto is sincere.
(d) She's not attracted to Junto.
Short Answer Questions
1. Which statement best describes Jones' conclusion about Lutie?
2. Who is the white man that's interested in Lutie?
3. Upon seeing the postman, what plan does Jones concoct?
4. How does Bub get out of Miss Rinner's class?
5. What does Jones believe will make him "go to pieces"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Jones' inability to own any responsibility for the nature of his relationship with Lutie.
2. It is both Lutie's presence and her absence that allows Jones to get a hold of Bub. Explain how this is possible.
3. How does Bub's initial refusal to participate in the mail scheme reflect his character and his mother's expectations?
4. In Chapter 16, Bub is taken into custody by the post-office investigators. How does this fact impact Lutie's feelings about The Street?
5. Chapter 18 ends tragically when Lutie repeatedly strikes Boots in the head with a candlestick. What does the author intend for Boots to represent? Why does Lutie feel compelled to strike him so many times?
6. Explain why Junto and Boots feel that they can discuss Lutie's future and disregard her hopes without her consent.
7. Chapter 15 begins with a description of the sky. As Min looks up, she recalls that last year's skies were far more colorful. How does this contrast in the skies' colors reflect Min's life?
8. What likely explains Lutie's decision to stop discussing money with Bub (made in Chapter 13)?
9. What likely drew Junto to Mrs. Hedges?
10. Throughout the book, Mrs. Hedges has been painted as a negative personality by both Jones and Lutie. On the other hand, Min and Junto regard her highly. Which perception would the author like the reader to trust?
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