The Color of Water Test | Final Test - Easy

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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Ruth's mother say when she waves the chicken over her head?
(a) War
(b) Life has one savior
(c) You to death, me to life
(d) Freedom has to be cooked

2. What does the preacher of the New Brown Memorial call Ruth?
(a) Nutty
(b) One of God's orginal angels
(c) The original founder of the church
(d) A Godly spirit

3. What did Ruth's mother used to feed the birds?
(a) Bread crumbs
(b) Fish food
(c) Worms
(d) Chicken meat

4. Where does Ruth attend high school?
(a) Suffolk
(b) New York
(c) Kentucky
(d) Charlottesville

5. What does Ruth remember her mother waving over her head?
(a) A flag
(b) A newspaper
(c) A sheep
(d) A chicken

6. Where does Ruth find a job in this chapter?
(a) A gym
(b) A restaurant
(c) A bank
(d) A diner

7. What draws Ruth to Harlem?
(a) Food
(b) Drugs
(c) Music
(d) Prostitution

8. What does Ruth decide she will never do again in this chapter?
(a) Sing
(b) Play the piano
(c) Preach
(d) Drive

9. Whose educations and careers does James list in this chapter?
(a) Ruth's children
(b) James' children
(c) Ruth's Polish famiily
(d) James' school friends

10. Why does Ruth not go to Irene's funeral?
(a) It is not in a Jewish church
(b) She does not like Irene's family
(c) She is done with funerals
(d) She is banned from the service

11. What is the name of the man whose father took over the Shilski's store?
(a) Jack Goldburg
(b) Aubrey Rubenstain
(c) Alan Harper
(d) Simon Cornfield

12. What does James teach his mother in this chapter?
(a) How to roll a joint
(b) How to drive
(c) How to play the piano
(d) How to sing

13. Which of the following is Ruth's real name?
(a) Jordan Freda McBride
(b) Rachel Deborah Shilsky
(c) Ruth McBride Jordan
(d) Ruth Deborah Shilsky

14. Where country is Halina from?
(a) Latvia
(b) Poland
(c) Germany
(d) Britain

15. What was the the name of the song Ruth's mother sang to the birds?
(a) Lovely, lovely come to mummy
(b) Birdie, birdie, fly away
(c) Blackbirds
(d) Free as a Bird

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Ruth stay with when she goes back to New York?

2. What is the name of the new man Aunt Mary hires in this chapter?

3. What does Ruth receive a degree in?

4. What do Ruth and Andrew decide to do in this chapter?

5. What part of New York is Ruth's mother's hospital?

(see the answer keys)

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