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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. With whom does Maya have adult conversations?
(a) her stepfather
(b) her grandmother
(c) college graduates that board with her mother
(d) students in school

2. What do the people at graduation sing after the valedictorian's speech?
(a) Amazing Grace
(b) the national anthem
(c) It's a Hard, Hard World
(d) the Negro National Anthem

3. What kind of people does the street car company hire?
(a) educated people
(b) white people
(c) Chinese
(d) high school graduates

4. Where does Momma take Maya when she needs a dentist?
(a) Dr. Sarvey
(b) to California
(c) Dr. Lincoln
(d) no where

5. What does the pregnancy prove to Maya, in her mind?
(a) She likes boys.
(b) She can have children.
(c) She is not a lesbian.
(d) She is a woman.

Short Answer Questions

1. To what does Maya compare her grandmother's ability to calm Maya?

2. Why are the black people left alone in Maya's neighborhood in San Francisco?

3. What do some white men do that makes Bailey so upset one night?

4. What does Dolores complain about when Maya and her father come in from the trip?

5. How does Dolores feel about Maya?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens when Maya decides she wants to work on the street car?

2. What happens between Dolores and Maya when Maya's father leaves her with Dolores?

3. What does her mother say and do about Maya's pregnancy?

4. How does Maya feel about her pregnancy and what does she do?

5. What happens with Dolores when Maya and her father return from Mexico?

6. Describe the living arrangements for Maya and her family after her mother marries Mr. Clidell .

7. What does Mr. Clidell teach Maya?

8. How does Maya decide to see if she is a lesbian and what happens?

9. What happens to Maya's neighborhood in San Francisco during the war?

10. Describe Maya's trip to Mexico with her father.

(see the answer keys)

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