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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is playtime dependent upon for Jane in “All Kinds of People”?
(a) She must plow the fields.
(b) She must pick cotton from the fields.
(c) She must work in the nursery.
(d) She must learn the alphabet.

2. What does the white woman give to Jane and Ned on the road in “All Kinds of People”?
(a) Money.
(b) Salt.
(c) Water.
(d) Flour.

3. How does Job's wife respond when he brings Ned and Jane home in “Rednecks and Scalawags”?
(a) Kindly.
(b) With tears.
(c) With open arms.
(d) Angrily.

4. What word from the Introduction means unwilling to admit or accept something as truth?
(a) Incredulous.
(b) Illiterate.
(c) Stagnant.
(d) Impudent.

5. When does the narrator describe going to the plantation where Miss Jane Pittman lives in the Introduction?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1962.
(c) 1968.
(d) 1970.

6. How long after the narrator's last interview with Miss Jane does he say she died in the Introduction?
(a) 8 months after the last interview.
(b) 2 years after the last interview.
(c) 6 months after the last interview.
(d) 2 months after the last interview.

7. Why do the blacks that Jane and Ned encounter mock her in “Heading South”?
(a) They mock her for attempting to learn to read.
(b) They mock her for not wanting to marry.
(c) They mock her for leaving Tee Bob.
(d) They mock her idea of making it to Ohio.

8. Where does the Union soldier invite Jane to visit him after the emancipation in "Soldiers"?
(a) Pennsylvania.
(b) Ohio.
(c) Texas.
(d) New York.

9. Who is the Union soldier that tells Jane the slaves are about to be freed in "Soldiers"?
(a) Corporal Brown.
(b) Colonel Jackson.
(c) Colonel Dye.
(d) Colonel Black.

10. Where does Ned's family go after his death in “The People”?
(a) To Kansas.
(b) To Missouri.
(c) To Arkansas.
(d) To Ohio.

11. In “Another Home,” Joe finds work at a ranch near the border with what state?
(a) Georgia.
(b) Texas.
(c) Arkansas.
(d) Mississippi.

12. What options are the slaves on Jane's plantation given after they've been freed in "Freedom"?
(a) They can lease land to farm as their own or they can work for the plantation.
(b) They can stay as hired laborers or leave to fend for themselves.
(c) They can leave or they can work their way up to master.
(d) They can stay and learn to read or they can leave to fend for themselves.

13. What does Ned say he is doing in Kansas when he writes to Jane in “Two Letters from Kansas”?
(a) Building roads.
(b) Helping with the relocation of blacks.
(c) Assembling black for demonstration marches.
(d) Running a school.

14. Hold is Miss Jane Pittman described in the Introduction?
(a) She is in her mid-70s.
(b) She is in her late 80s.
(c) She is more than 100 years old.
(d) She is in her mid-90s.

15. Where does Jane decide to go after the slaves on her plantation are freed in "Freedom"?
(a) To Ohio.
(b) To Pennsylvania.
(c) To Missouri.
(d) To New York.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the white man's position who approaches Jane and Ned in “Shelter for a Night”?

2. Why does the Klan show up at Jane's doorway in “Ned Leaves Home”?

3. For how much money per month is Jane hired on at the plantation in “Rednecks and Scalawags”?

4. How much money does Dye demand from Joe for leaving the plantation in “Another Home”?

5. How many years have passed on the ranch in the opening of “A Dollar for Two”?

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