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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What is Ruth's job at the bank?
(a) A clerk
(b) A typist
(c) A manager
(d) A cleaner

3. What kind of hat is the boy's father wearing?
(a) A cowboy hat
(b) A bowler hat
(c) A beret
(d) A top hat

4. What war does Sam fight in?
(a) The Vietnam War
(b) World War I
(c) The Korean War
(d) World War II

5. What happened to black men who dated white women?
(a) They were stoned
(b) They were imprisoned
(c) They were ran out of town
(d) They were hanged

Short Answer Questions

1. In what city of Virginia does Hunter's cousin live?

2. What is Frances' mother good at?

3. What does Ruth say God is the color of?

4. What is the name of the main character?

5. Who finds Ruth's bracelet?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Ruth say about her parents' marriage in Chapter 3?

2. How do things begin to go downhill for James when Hunter Jordan dies?

3. How does the 1960s black power affect James in Chapter 3?

4. Why is Chapter 2 written in italics?

5. How does Betsy react to Ruth's pregnancy?

6. What is the state of black people's lives in the 1930s?

7. Describe the household James was brought up in.

8. Describe the character of Daddy.

9. How did Ruth and her family live in America when they first arrived?

10. Why did James think his mother was strange?

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