Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 1 Reading Check Quiz

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This is a simple multiple choice reading check quiz on Chapters 1-2. If you have read these chapters, you should do well on this quiz. This quiz is great for preparation for a pop quiz in your English class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Who is Tea Cake? 
    • A. 

      A lady who is gossiping about Janie

    • B. 

      The person who ran away with Janie

    • C. 

      Janie's grandmother

    • D. 

      The only person who respects Janie among the gossipers

  • 2. 
    Who is the only person among the gossiping ladies that sympathizes with Janie? 
    • A. 

      Mrs. Sumpkins

    • B. 

      Tea Cake

    • C. 

      Pearl Stone

    • D. 

      Pheoby Watson

    • E. 

      Lulu

  • 3. 
    What was Janie's nickname during Childhood? 
    • A. 

      Alphabet

    • B. 

      Washburn

    • C. 

      Eleanor

    • D. 

      Mayrella

  • 4. 
    What serious action does Nanny catch Janie doing? 
    • A. 

      Kissing

    • B. 

      Gossiping

    • C. 

      Doing Drugs

    • D. 

      Grafiti

  • 5. 
    Who is Logan Killicks? 
    • A. 

      Janie's boyfriend

    • B. 

      A black man whom Janie is forced to marry

    • C. 

      Nanny's master when she was a slave

    • D. 

      A white man who calls Nanny "gray headed"

  • 6. 
    John Taylor is: 
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      This information is not stated or implied in the novel.

  • 7. 
    What is strange about Leafy? 
    • A. 

      She was unusually small as a baby

    • B. 

      Her appearance was like a white women

    • C. 

      She was born on the night the Civil War ended

    • D. 

      Nanny always rocked her to sleep, otherwise she would cry

  • 8. 
    Janie's race is:
    • A. 

      White

    • B. 

      Black

    • C. 

      Mixed

  • 9. 
    Before Janie gets married to Logan, she constantly asks herself: 
    • A. 

      Is Logan a handsome guy?

    • B. 

      Will Logan beat me?

    • C. 

      Will I love Logan?

    • D. 

      Will the wedding be at Nanny's home?

  • 10. 
    After being married for 2 months, Janie goes to Nanny's home. Why? 
    • A. 

      She wants to experience her childhood again

    • B. 

      She was forced to go by Nanny.

    • C. 

      Logan wanted to see his grandmother in law

    • D. 

      Janie wanted advice on love.

  • 11. 
    Before Nanny dies, the last thing mentioned is that she: 
    • A. 

      Prayed to the Lawd

    • B. 

      Called Janie a Killicks

    • C. 

      Cried

    • D. 

      Looked at her childhood pictures

  • 12. 
    Why is Logan out of his home at the beginning of chapter 4? 
    • A. 

      Logan went to the hospital after being infected with rabies.

    • B. 

      He needs a mule for plowing

    • C. 

      He needs a horse carriage for transportation

    • D. 

      Logan went to Joe's Stark's place to get revenge for Janie.

  • 13. 
    Why does Joe come to Janie's town?
    • A. 

      It is all black so he has a more powerful influence

    • B. 

      Joe is just returning to his home

    • C. 

      The town is full of opportunities for Joe to make money by smuggling

    • D. 

      Joe was lost on the streets; he asked Janie for directions

  • 14. 
    Who was the person whom Janie uses the water pump to attract attention? 
  • 15. 
    Which of the following quotes is the reason Janie and Logan argued in bed that night? 
    • A. 

      "Kiss me and shake yo' head. When you do that, yo' plentiful hair breaks lak day"

    • B. 

      "You ain't got no particular place. It's whereever Ah need yuh"

    • C. 

      "It's about time Youse powerful independent around here sometime considerin'"

    • D. 

      "You ain't never knowed what it was to be treated lak a lady and Ah wants to be de one tuh show yuh"

  • 16. 
    What happens at the end of chapter 4? 
    • A. 

      Joe dies

    • B. 

      Logan dies

    • C. 

      Janie runs off with Joe

    • D. 

      Janie runs off with Logan

  • 17. 
    Logic means
    • A. 

      Something reasonable or common sense

    • B. 

      Something unreasonable and without common sense

    • C. 

      Something random and whatever comes to mind

  • 18. 
    An implicit message uses...
    • A. 

      Words, so that you know what they are saying

    • B. 

      Body language, visual cues, and tone of voice to understand what they mean

    • C. 

      A written explanation, so it is clearly stated

  • 19. 
    A fallacy is...
    • A. 

      The truth

    • B. 

      In between the truth and a lie

    • C. 

      A lie

  • 20. 
    When you appeal something, you are
    • A. 

      Trying to persuade someone to do something

    • B. 

      Trying to make sure everyone understands what you are asking

    • C. 

      Trying to get everyone to listen, by screaming at the top of your lungs

  • 21. 
    A rhetorical fallacy is
    • A. 

      An argument that is based off of logic

    • B. 

      An argument that is not based on logic

    • C. 

      An argument that is based on emotion

  • 22. 
    A logical fallacy is
    • A. 

      An argument that is based on reason

    • B. 

      An argument that is based on emotion

    • C. 

      An argument that is based on yourself

  • 23. 
    An explicit message is
    • A. 

      A message that is determined through body language and visuals

    • B. 

      A message that is determined through tone of voice

    • C. 

      A message that is determined through a clear statement

  • 24. 
    Ad hominem is when the speaker
    • A. 

      Attacks the logic of an argument

    • B. 

      Attacks the character of a person, instead of the argument

    • C. 

      Attacks the lies that are in an argument

  • 25. 
    An emotional fallacy is an argument that
    • A. 

      Is based on the emotions of the audience and the speaker

    • B. 

      Is a lie that is only made up of emotions

    • C. 

      Is a truth that appeals to a person's emotions