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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 does Ruth's Aunt Betsy work?
(a) A bank
(b) A cafe
(c) A factory
(d) A lingerie store

2. What does Aunt Betsy arrange for Ruth?
(a) An abortion
(b) A nanny
(c) A job
(d) A marriage

3. Why is Ruth's family disliked?
(a) They are poor
(b) They are rude
(c) They are too serious
(d) They are Jewish

4. Who does James say his older siblings revere?
(a) Elijah Muhammed
(b) Malcolm X
(c) Marin Luther King
(d) Tommie Smith

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the boy Ruth meets in this chapter?

2. Where does Ruth take her children shopping?

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

4. What city does Sam leave for?

5. What does James say he and his siblings are confused by?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does James hit the boy he meets on the bus?

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

3. Describe Ruth's father's work.

4. Describe James' brother, Dennis.

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

6. In what way was church always a joyous affair for both James and his mother?

7. How does Ruth's family react to her pregnancy?

8. Describe the cool father at the end of Chapter 4.

9. Describe what happens when Ruth asks James to take the milk back to the shop.

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

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