The Ballad of the Sad Café Quiz | Eight Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Ballad of the Sad Cafe, pages 49 - 71.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Amelia takes Lymon to picture shows and ______________.
(a) football games.
(b) horse races.
(c) cockfights.
(d) dog races.

2. Why does Amelia not say anything to Lymon about giving so many privileges to Marvin?
(a) She doesn't want to make a scene.
(b) She is afraid of living alone again.
(c) She is secretly in love with Marvin.
(d) She is waiting for the right time to kick them out.

3. What business does Amelia run from her house?
(a) Child Care Center.
(b) Beauty Salon.
(c) General Store.
(d) Bakery.

4. What literary technique does McCullers use when she addresses the ruined marriage between Amelia and Marvin and the future failed relationship between Amelia and Lymon.
(a) Foreshadowing.
(b) Alliteration.
(c) Simile.
(d) Metaphor.

5. How long did Miss Amelia's only marriage last?
(a) 10 months.
(b) 10 years.
(c) 10 weeks.
(d) 10 days.

Short Answer Questions

1. What literary technique does McCullers use to tell this story?

2. What does the cafe seem to provide to people?

3. What is Miss Amelia's physical appearance?

4. What beverage does Miss Amelia offer the men in her home?

5. What does Marvin rub on his body prior to the big fight?

(see the answer key)

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