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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. The narrator of the novel was born a few years after the close of what war?
(a) World War I.
(b) The Civil War.
(c) The War of 1812.
(d) World War II.

2. How much money per week is the room that the narrator rents at the boarding house in the beginning of Chapter 5?
(a) $7.95.
(b) $3.50.
(c) $2.00.
(d) $5.75.

3. How does the narrator say he changed his attitudes toward his peers after the discovery that he was biracial?
(a) He became more sympathetic.
(b) He became more outspoken.
(c) He became more judgmental.
(d) He became more reserved.

4. The narrator says that when he was shown about the grounds of the university, he was especially interested in what building in Chapter 4?
(a) The industrial building.
(b) The library.
(c) The gymnasium.
(d) The mathematics building.

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

6. 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) 1 month.
(b) 2 weeks.
(c) 4 days.
(d) 10 days.

7. To whom does the narrator claim to have developed a “sympathetic bond” with at school in Chapter 2?
(a) The Girl.
(b) Red Head.
(c) Shiny.
(d) Joel Chandler Harris.

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 croquet set.
(d) A puppy.

9. What is the nickname of the fourteen-year-old boy that the narrator befriends in Chapter 1?
(a) Red Head.
(b) Black hair.
(c) Green eyes.
(d) Blue foot.

10. The landlord of the boarding house in Chapter 5 makes approximately how many cigars per day?
(a) 60.
(b) 100.
(c) 140.
(d) 220.

11. How much money per week does the narrator earn as the “reader” at the cigar factory in Chapter 5?
(a) $15.
(b) $8.
(c) $10.
(d) $25.

12. The narrator is earning how much money per week after working at the cigar factory for three months in Chapter 5?
(a) $2.
(b) $4.
(c) $7.
(d) $10.

13. By what age could the narrator play by ear all of the hymns and songs his mother knew?
(a) 4.
(b) 12.
(c) 7.
(d) 15.

14. The narrator says in Chapter 4, “I have since learned that this ability to laugh heartily is, in part, the salvation of the American Negro; it does much to keep him from going the way of the” what?
(a) “Devil.”
(b) “Indian.”
(c) “Animals.”
(d) “White man.”

15. What does the narrator describe growing along the edge of the fence by the vegetable garden in Chapter 1?
(a) Potatoes.
(b) Huckleberries.
(c) Tomatoes.
(d) Blackberries.

Short Answer Questions

1. The narrator says in Chapter 5 that he picked up the cigar-maker’s habit of riding around in what on Sunday afternoons?

2. Where does the narrator move with his mother in Chapter 1?

3. How old does the narrator say he was when he “appeared on a program with a number of adults at an entertainment given for some charitable purpose, and carried off the honors” in Chapter 2?

4. The narrator states in Chapter 2, “In the life of every one there is a limited number of unhappy experiences which are not written upon the memory, but stamped there with” what?

5. What term from the book refers to “the boys who pulled the long stems from the tobacco leaves”?

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