The Color of Water Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Hunter die of?
(a) A broken heart
(b) Cancer
(c) A stroke
(d) Brain disease

2. From whose death does James say his mother never recovers?
(a) Her grandfather's
(b) Her mother's
(c) His father's
(d) Hunter's

3. What does James say he and his siblings are confused by?
(a) Their nationality
(b) The upperclasses
(c) Who their father is
(d) Their color

4. Where was James' mother raised?
(a) California
(b) Seattle
(c) Virginia
(d) New York

5. What does Ruth drink tea from?
(a) A bowl
(b) A saucer
(c) A mug
(d) A glass

6. What does Ruth say she was starved of?
(a) Love
(b) Attention
(c) Education
(d) Food

7. Who does James interview in his book?
(a) His mother
(b) His brother
(c) His sister
(d) Himself

8. What is Jacqueline's nickname?
(a) Leaflet
(b) Queenie
(c) Jack
(d) Jock

9. Who does James' brother ask about what color Jesus is?
(a) James
(b) His father
(c) A rabbi
(d) The Sunday school teacher

10. What did James' father die of?
(a) Polio
(b) Lung cancer
(c) Measles
(d) Brain disease

11. Who is the first person to find out about Ruth's pregnancy?
(a) Frances
(b) Her mother
(c) Her father
(d) Aunt Mary

12. What kind of people do James and friends mug?
(a) Mothers
(b) School friends
(c) Old ladies
(d) Politicians

13. What day of the week does Hunter always arrive at their house?
(a) Saturday
(b) Sunday
(c) Thursday
(d) Friday

14. Who does Ruth remember riding through town?
(a) The black panthers
(b) The Nation of Islam
(c) Orangemen
(d) The Ku Klux Klan

15. What does James call his stepfather?
(a) Daddy
(b) Lithe
(c) Sir
(d) Boy

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does James' mother work?

2. Why does James hit the boy?

3. What does Ruth's father call the school she attends?

4. What do the children eat at Daddy's cousin's house?

5. What does Ruth's father keep behind the counter in his store?

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