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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does everyone call the "boy" Janie left with?
(a) Baby Boy.
(b) Big Mouth.
(c) Tea Cake.
(d) Rum Pan.

2. Where does Janie get a doctor from?
(a) Maitland.
(b) Orlando.
(c) Georgia.
(d) The Mayo Clinic.

3. What does Janie's grandmother do to make things easier for Janie with the other black children?
(a) She yells at the other children.
(b) She homeschools Janie.
(c) She sends Janie to a different school.
(d) She buys them some land and their own house.

4. When does Janie realize she is not white?
(a) When she sees a picture of herself with the white children.
(b) When she looks in the mirror.
(c) When her grandmother tells her.
(d) When the kids at school tease her.

5. How does Hezekiah behave in the store?
(a) He is meek and like a servant to Janie.
(b) He acts like a harmless imitation of Joe.
(c) He pretends to own the store.
(d) He is lazy and will not work.

6. What does Joe buy from Mr. Eaton?
(a) 200 more acres of land.
(b) A dress for Janie.
(c) A house.
(d) A mule.

7. What action does Hurston compare Jody's harsh words to Janie in the store to?
(a) Kicking a mule.
(b) Hugging a child.
(c) Stripping a woman on a crowded street.
(d) Beating a dog.

8. What does Joe ask Janie to do?
(a) Cut her hair off.
(b) Mend his socks.
(c) Kill her husband.
(d) Leave Logan and marry him.

9. Why does the house have no roof?
(a) Death needs no protection from the winds.
(b) Janie has moved into a shack by the water with no roof.
(c) Joe is too poor to fix the hole in the roof.
(d) A tornado has hit Pheoby's house.

10. Who is Eatonville named after?
(a) Lady Eaton of Georgia.
(b) Janie's grandmother.
(c) Joe Starks' first wife.
(d) Mr. Eaton, who donated the land to the blacks.

11. Why do the other black children pick on Janie all the time?
(a) Janie gets better grades than them.
(b) Janie talks differently than the other kids.
(c) Janie makes fun of the other girls.
(d) Janie's clothes are better than the other kids' clothes.

12. How old is Joe in Chapter 7?
(a) 42.
(b) 65.
(c) 80.
(d) 50.

13. Nanny tells Janie not to worry about love when she has _______. (Fill in the blank)
(a) A husband.
(b) Protection.
(c) A new house.
(d) Money.

14. What do Janie's neighbors want to know about her?
(a) Where her boyfriend is.
(b) Where all her money is.
(c) Why she has come home.
(d) All of the above.

15. Who tells Janie about this rumor?
(a) Matt Bonner.
(b) Pheoby Watson.
(c) Logan Killicks.
(d) Joe Starks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Janie find unattractive about her husband in Chapter 3?

2. What is the first thing Nanny thinks Janie is upset about when Janie comes to visit her in Chapter 3?

3. What does Janie's husband do for Janie that Nanny says won't last for long?

4. What does Janie do at home after the funeral?

5. What is Janie's response to Joe's anger in the store after he chastises her?

(see the answer keys)

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