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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator states in Chapter 4 that he stood for an hour watching four or five men saving what by the road?
(a) A child.
(b) A dog.
(c) A mule.
(d) A cart of vegetables.

2. The husband of the woman who runs the boarding house is from where in Chapter 5?
(a) Ecuador.
(b) Haiti.
(c) Cuba.
(d) Mexico.

3. Within how much time is the narrator accounted the fastest at pulling the long stems from tobacco leaves at the factory in Chapter 5?
(a) 10 days.
(b) 2 weeks.
(c) 1 month.
(d) 4 days.

4. The porter tells the narrator that he has not had how many hours of sleep since he left Jersey City in Chapter 4?
(a) 6.
(b) 10.
(c) 3.
(d) 12.

5. What term from the book refers to “the boys who pulled the long stems from the tobacco leaves”?
(a) Strippers.
(b) Gougers.
(c) Rippers.
(d) Stemmers.

6. The narrator states in the beginning of Chapter 4 that the farther he got below __________, the more disappointed he became with the appearance of the country?
(a) Washington, D.C.
(b) New York City.
(c) St. Louis.
(d) Chicago.

7. What book does the narrator describe as having “used to lie in splendid neglect on the center table in our little parlor” in Chapter 2?
(a) The Korah.
(b) The Bible.
(c) The Torah.
(d) The Episcopal Prayer-book.

8. With what does the narrator describe having been allowed to play by the tall man with the small, dark moustache in Chapter 1?
(a) A gold pocket watch.
(b) A 100-year-old sword.
(c) A puppy.
(d) A croquet set.

9. How old is the narrator when his mother decides to enter him into public school?
(a) 9.
(b) 15.
(c) 5.
(d) 11.

10. Approximately how much money does the landlord at the boarding house earn per week, according to the narrator in Chapter 5?
(a) $50-75.
(b) $120-150.
(c) $80-100.
(d) $35-40.

11. Where does the narrator move with his mother in Chapter 1?
(a) Ohio.
(b) Main.
(c) Georgia.
(d) Connecticut.

12. To whom does the narrator say he became inseparable in school in Chapter 2?
(a) Red Head.
(b) Shiny.
(c) The Girl.
(d) Joel Chandler Harris.

13. The narrator states in Chapter 2 of his mother that he did not remember “ever having seen her with a book in her hand, with the exception of” what?
(a) The Torah.
(b) The Bible.
(c) The Koran.
(d) The Episcopal Prayer-book.

14. What is the Pullman car porter wearing when the narrator encounters him at a ball in Chapter 5?
(a) The narrator’s hat.
(b) The narrator’s jacket.
(c) The narrator’s shoes.
(d) The narrator’s tie.

15. The narrator claims in Chapter 1, “As I look back now I can see that I was a perfect little” what?
(a) Engineer.
(b) Aristocrat.
(c) Patsy.
(d) Citizen.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator states in Chapter 5, “I am sure it would be safe to wager that no group of Southern white men could get together and talk for sixty minutes without bringing up” what?

2. In Chapter 1, the narrator states that he is led to reveal his secret by the same impulse as what?

3. Whom does the narrator describe as “a bright young fellow who was himself a student” that he talks with on the train ride in Chapter 4?

4. The narrator of the novel was born in a small town in what state?

5. Within how much time is the narrator able to speak Spanish like a native after working at the factory in Chapter 5?

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