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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. About how old was Cora when her mother disappeared?
(a) 11.
(b) 16.
(c) 6.
(d) 4.

2. How long ago does the reward poster in the opening of "South Carolina" say the slave girl ran away?
(a) One month ago.
(b) Six months ago.
(c) Two months ago.
(d) Nine months ago.

3. For how much money was Ajarry first sold after arriving in America?
(a) $239.
(b) $226.
(c) $125.
(d) $450.

4. In the notice printed in the beginning of "North Carolina," where did the runaway disappear from?
(a) Jackson.
(b) Malvern.
(c) Henderson.
(d) Charleston.

5. Who was the "infamous slave catcher" that was called to the Randall plantation after Cora's mother ran away?
(a) Boseman.
(b) Stevens.
(c) Elijah Lander.
(d) Ridgeway.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who answers the door to find Caesar when he visits the Hob to talk to Cora in "Georgia"?

2. Who acted as the pallbearers at Old Randall's funeral?

3. Where is Bessie Carpenter supposed to be from?

4. What are the actors such as Cora referred to by the curator of the museum in "South Carolina"?

5. What is Dr. Stevens's first name?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Cora come to feel about her mother as the novel progresses?

2. What resentments does Cora come to form about her work at the Museum of Natural Wonders?

3. How did Arnold Ridgeway come into his profession?

4. What led to the beating that Cora received from Terrance?

5. What is Ridgeway's association with the Randall plantation?

6. How are the motifs of darkness and light explored in "North Carolina"?

7. What is Ajarry's relationship with the protagonist? How is her character described in the novel?

8. What happens to Lovey during the escape from the Randall plantation?

9. Describe the setting of the Hob. Who lives in this location?

10. Who is Bessie and how is she described in "South Carolina"?

(see the answer keys)

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