Their Eyes Were Watching God Chapter 14-16 Reading Check Quiz

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This is a simple reading check quiz, perfect for preparing for a pop quiz in your English class.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Tea Cake's job in the Everglades is:

    • A.

      Mayor of the city

    • B.

      Hunter

    • C.

      Plant beans

    • D.

      Town entertainer

    Correct Answer
    C. Plant beans
    Explanation
    Tea Cake's job in the Everglades is to plant beans. This can be inferred from the given options. The other options such as mayor of the city, hunter, and town entertainer do not align with the context of Tea Cake's job in the Everglades.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Tea Cake suddenly come home to Janie one day? 

    • A.

      He is hungry for Janie's food

    • B.

      He is lonely without Janie

    • C.

      He was injured while working

    • D.

      All of the Above

    Correct Answer
    B. He is lonely without Janie
    Explanation
    Tea Cake suddenly comes home to Janie one day because he is lonely without her. This suggests that Tea Cake values Janie's companionship and presence in his life, and he feels a sense of emptiness when she is not around.

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  • 3. 

    Who is the girl that tries to flirt with Tea Cake, much to Janie's disapproval? 

    • A.

      Ms. Woods

    • B.

      Nunkie

    • C.

      Mrs. Turner

    • D.

      This person's name is not stated.

    Correct Answer
    B. Nunkie
    Explanation
    Nunkie is the girl who tries to flirt with Tea Cake, much to Janie's disapproval. The question asks for the name of the girl, and the correct answer is Nunkie.

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  • 4. 

    What belief of Mrs. Turner makes it okay for Janie to yell at her? 

    • A.

      Younger women should be allowed to yell at older women.

    • B.

      Whiter women can yell at darker women

    • C.

      Blacks can yell at whites.

    • D.

      The rich can yell at the poor.

    Correct Answer
    B. Whiter women can yell at darker women
    Explanation
    Mrs. Turner's belief that it is acceptable for Janie to yell at her is based on the idea that whiter women have a higher social status and therefore have the authority to yell at darker women. This belief implies a hierarchy based on skin color, where lighter-skinned individuals are granted more privileges and power over darker-skinned individuals.

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  • 5. 

    How does Mrs. Turner cause conflict between Janie and Tea Cake? 

    • A.

      She tells Janie to marry her brother and ditch Tea Cake

    • B.

      She tells Tea Cake to leave Janie for a whiter guy

    • C.

      She shamefully embarrasses Tea Cake in front of Janie

    • D.

      She talks about how Janie has another man in mind in front of Tea Cake

    Correct Answer
    A. She tells Janie to marry her brother and ditch Tea Cake
    Explanation
    Mrs. Turner causes conflict between Janie and Tea Cake by suggesting that Janie should marry her brother and leave Tea Cake. This creates tension and insecurity in their relationship, as Janie is forced to consider the possibility of leaving Tea Cake for someone else. It undermines the trust and love they have for each other, leading to conflict and strain in their marriage.

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