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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 say when Lutie calls him from the payphone?
(a) He tells her he wants to see her and invites her to his apartment.
(b) He pretends not to know who she is.
(c) He tells her he is on his way to get her.
(d) He hangs up the telephone.
2. What has Mrs. Hedges determined about her life since the fire?
(a) That friends are the most important things in the world.
(b) That she has been given too many burdens to carry.
(c) That she will always be alone.
(d) That life is too valuable to be wasted.
3. What does Boots discover upon coming home from The Pullman?
(a) Jubilee kissing his father.
(b) Jubilee packing her bags to leave.
(c) Jubilee sleeping with a white man.
(d) Jubilee in tears.
4. Why does Lutie find herself scolding Bub after she returns from The Casino in Chapter 13?
(a) She is worried about the money they're spending.
(b) She cannot explain the sudden urge to scold her son.
(c) She's angry at him for being a sissy about the dark.
(d) She's upset over Boots' new disinterest in her.
5. Why is Lutie infuriated by Mrs. Hedges' mention of the nice white gentleman, Mr. Junto?
(a) Lutie knows that Junto and Mrs. Hedges are plotting against her.
(b) Lutie hates when Mrs. Hedges tries to make small talk with 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.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Boots decide against killing Jubilee?
2. What does Miss Rinner associate the school's smell with?
3. Who does Lutie decide to ask for $200.00?
4. What does Bub plan to do with the money he's earned from the mail scheme?
5. Why wasn't Mrs. Hedges arrested when Jones reported her activities to the police?
Short Essay Questions
1. Unfortunately, Bub's demise can be directly tied to Lutie. Despite her many attempts to keep Bub safe, she is actually the bait used to trap him. What message is the author trying to reveal with this fact?
2. At the close of Chapter 17, Lutie is desperate to escape the silence that seems to escape her. Throughout the book, Lutie seeks refuge from silence. Why does silence represent such a problem for Lutie?
3. In Chapter 16, Bub is taken into custody by the post-office investigators. How does this fact impact Lutie's feelings about The Street?
4. Boots hesitates before conceding to Junto's request that Lutie be left alone. What might that slight hesitation suggest?
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. Jones realizes that Min has left in Chapter 16. He notes how empty his apartment feels and is especially disturbed by the absence of the table. Why is Jones' reaction ironic?
7. Analyze Mrs. Hedges' state of mind.
8. Why does Junto refusal to fight in the war?
9. What likely explains Lutie's decision to stop discussing money with Bub (made in Chapter 13)?
10. Describe Jones' inability to own any responsibility for the nature of his relationship with Lutie.
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