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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "An Equation for Black People Onstage" Parks writes, "The bulk of relationships Black people are engaged in onstage is the relationship between the Black and the" what?
(a) "White other."
(b) "Female other."
(c) "White perspective."
(d) "White lifestyle."

2. To whom does Mr. Sergeant Smith address a letter in scene "C" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
(a) Duffy.
(b) Buffy.
(c) Muffy.
(d) Mrs. Smith.

3. In "An Equation for Black People Onstage," Parks calls for African-Americans "to show the world and ourselves our beautiful and powerfully" what?
(a) "Interesting culture."
(b) "Accurate wisdom."
(c) "Infinite variety."
(d) "Creative minds."

4. Where does Mr. Sergeant Smith say he's been posted in scene "C" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
(a) A lush mountain.
(b) A muggy jungle.
(c) A small island.
(d) A scorching desert.

5. Who prepares to extract Aretha's teeth in scene "D" of "Open House"?
(a) Blanca.
(b) Anglor.
(c) Miss Faith.
(d) Charles.

6. Who is the son of the master craftsman Daedalus in Greek mythology?
(a) Icarus.
(b) Abseus.
(c) Eros.
(d) Odysseus.

7. What refers to the discovery, collection, organization, and presentation of information about past events?
(a) History.
(b) Memories.
(c) Fondness.
(d) Library.

8. Who is watching "Wild Kingdom" in scene "F" of "Snails"?
(a) Charlene.
(b) Verona.
(c) Chona.
(d) Mona.

9. At the end of scene "C" of "Betting on the Dust Commander," what does Lucius ask Mare to say?
(a) "I'll miss you."
(b) "Good luck."
(c) "I love you."
(d) "Bless you."

10. What does Mare urge Lucius to do in scene "B" of "Betting on the Dust Commander"?
(a) Mow the lawn.
(b) Go to church.
(c) Go to the movies.
(d) Stay home.

11. Who works with Aretha on the calculations for how many slaves can fit in the bottom of a transport ship in scene "B" of "Open House"?
(a) Charles.
(b) Aretha.
(c) Miss Faith.
(d) Blanca.

12. Who defied her boss' efforts to get her to speak properly in scene "A" of "Snails"?
(a) Molly.
(b) Chona.
(c) Verona.
(d) Charlene.

13. Who is worried about how to take care of the dresses of her two dolls in scene "B" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
(a) Betty.
(b) Sally.
(c) Buffy.
(d) Muffy.

14. Aretha is told she has what in scene "C" of "Open House"?
(a) "Enjoyed."
(b) "Entered."
(c) "Expired."
(d) "Evolved."

15. Who writes a letter to Mr. Sergeant Smith in scene "D" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?
(a) Muffy.
(b) Duffy.
(c) Buffy.
(d) Mrs. Smith.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is an art form that generally refers to movement of the body, usually rhythmic and to music, used as a form of expression or presented in a spiritual or performance setting?

2. Who describes how important it is for everyone in the family to have a clean, pressed appearance in scene "B" of "Greeks (or the Slugs)"?

3. In scene "B" of "Betting on the Dust Commander," Mare suggests that she and Lucius have children, as they have neither what?

4. What term is used to refer to African American Vernacular English, asserting the independence of this from (standard) English?

5. Who is speaking in scene "D" of "Snails"?

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