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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. When did Britain outlaw slavery?
(a) 1797.
(b) 1855.
(c) 1776.
(d) 1807.

2. What does the slave owner do with his slaves in the ending of "We Organized"?
(a) Frees them.
(b) Beats them.
(c) Sells them.
(d) Makes them work harder.

3. Esau's father exploits his son's psychic abilities where in "The Sight"?
(a) The casino.
(b) A cock fight.
(c) A dog fight.
(d) The racetrack.

4. What begins to show etchings of Hoop's crimes in "Justice"?
(a) A wood plank.
(b) The shop windows.
(c) A mirror.
(d) A wall.

5. Who was Henri's father in "The Legend of Pin Oak"?
(a) Amos McAvoy.
(b) Henri Harper Sr.
(c) Henri McAvoy Sr.
(d) Harper McAvoy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why is Henri a free black man and not a slave in "The Legend of Pin Oak"?

2. What does Hoop begin having a few days after the death of Alvin Tinsley in "Justice"?

3. Into what river does Harper watch his brother leap to his death in "The Legend of Pin Oak"?

4. When was the union of workers associated with the Pullman Palace Car Company established?

5. What title does Henri hold at the Pin Oak Plantation?

Short Essay Questions

1. What historical relevance does Lester have in "The 11:59"?

2. Where does Esau send his family for fear of a fire in "The Sight"? Where does the fire take place?

3. What ritual do the slaves perform in "We Organized"?

4. How is the slave master described in "We Organized"? What does he do to cause the slaves to rise against him?

5. What stories does Lester regale in "The 11:59"?

6. Why does Harper attempt to sell Henri in "The Legend of Pin Oak"? Why doesn't he?

7. How did Amos treat Henri growing up in "The Legend of Pin Oak"?

8. How does Lester know he's heard the 11:59? What does this train whistle mean?

9. How is Lester Simmons described in "The 11:59"?

10. What is the thematic point of "We Organized"? Is the story based on fact?

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