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 kind of weather is it on the day on the wedding?
(a) Cloudy
(b) Snow
(c) Rain
(d) Sun

2. What does Ruth say about Suffolk?
(a) It is full of bad memories
(b) It is still beautiful
(c) It is ruined
(d) Nothing has changed

3. Who does James go out for a walk with at the end of the book?
(a) David's wife
(b) David
(c) Ruth
(d) Halina

4. Who is the first person Ruth tells about her new job?
(a) Aunt Mary
(b) Andrew
(c) Her grandmother
(d) Her mother

5. Where does Ruth move to after Delaware?
(a) New Jersey
(b) Virginia
(c) Kentucky
(d) Philadephia

6. What is the name of the newspaper James works at?
(a) The Los Angeles Times
(b) The Boston Chronicle
(c) The New York Times
(d) The Boston Globe

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

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

9. What is the name of Ruth's younger sister in this chapter?
(a) Freda
(b) Dee Dee
(c) Janice
(d) Lauren

10. What do people presume all white girls in Harlem are?
(a) Transvestites
(b) Prostitutes
(c) Poor
(d) Musicians

11. What does the doctor remove from Ruth's face?
(a) A spot
(b) A lump
(c) A mole
(d) A portion of skin

12. What university does Ruth attend?
(a) New York University
(b) Temple University
(c) Princeton
(d) Chicago University

13. Who talks Ruth out of seeing Rocky again?
(a) Her grandmother
(b) Her father
(c) Andrew
(d) Aunt Mary

14. What building does James stand in front of in August 1992?
(a) An ice cream factory
(b) A synagogue
(c) A war memorial
(d) A temple

15. Who does James take his mother to see in this chapter?
(a) Her father
(b) Sam
(c) Frances
(d) Aubrey

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Ruth receive a degree in?

2. Whose educations and careers does James list in this chapter?

3. What draws Ruth to Harlem?

4. Who was James named after?

5. Who does Ruth phone in this chapter?

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