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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. Into what river does Harper watch his brother leap to his death in "The Legend of Pin Oak"?
(a) Snake River.
(b) Topps River.
(c) Green River.
(d) Fall River.

2. Why does Esau's psychic ability leave him in "The Sight"?
(a) He sells his soul to the devil.
(b) He goes blind.
(c) His mother dies.
(d) He misuses it.

3. Who attempted to take away the gas station in order to fulfill a debt in "Justice"?
(a) Alvin Tinsley.
(b) Hoop Holt.
(c) Riley Holt.
(d) Hoop Granger.

4. How is Alvin Tinsley killed in "Justice"?
(a) He is shot.
(b) He is stabbed.
(c) He is given lethal injection.
(d) He is hung.

5. What item do the slaves take off the plantation owner's clothing in "We Organized"?
(a) A button.
(b) A pin.
(c) A string.
(d) A patch.

Short Answer Questions

1. What train feature was George Pullman credited with originating?

2. What does the AFL refer to?

3. What does Ajax refuse to knock from a tree in "We Organized"?

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

5. Who was Esau's fraternal twin brother in the Hebrew Bible?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What leads Hoop to confess in "Justice"? What happens to the windows?

5. Who does Hoop organize in "Justice"? What do they do?

6. Upon what folklore is the story "The Sight" based?

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

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

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

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

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