Their Eyes Were Watching God Trivia

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  • 1. 

    Mrs. Turner was

    • A.

      Beautiful

    • B.

      "a milky sort of woman"

    • C.

      "shaped up by a cow kicking her from behind"

    • D.

      Both b and c.

    Correct Answer
    D. Both b and c.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is both b and c because the statement "a milky sort of woman" suggests that Mrs. Turner has a fair complexion and is attractive, while the statement "shaped up by a cow kicking her from behind" implies that she has a well-rounded figure. Both descriptions contribute to her overall beauty.

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  • 2. 

    Why does Mrs. Turner believe that Tea Cake is wealthy?

    • A.

      Because she dresses so well

    • B.

      Because she never does any work

    • C.

      Because Janie married him

    • D.

      Because he doesn't work

    Correct Answer
    C. Because Janie married him
    Explanation
    Mrs. Turner believes that Tea Cake is wealthy because Janie married him. This suggests that Mrs. Turner associates wealth with marriage and assumes that Janie, being married to Tea Cake, must have married him for his wealth.

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  • 3. 

    Why is Mrs. Turner so proud of her brother?

    • A.

      He's smart

    • B.

      His hair is straight

    • C.

      He's a carpenter

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Mrs. Turner is proud of her brother because he possesses multiple qualities that she admires. Firstly, he is smart, which suggests that he is intelligent and capable. Additionally, his straight hair may be a physical trait that Mrs. Turner finds appealing or significant. Lastly, being a carpenter could be a source of pride for Mrs. Turner as it indicates her brother's skill and craftsmanship. Therefore, Mrs. Turner is proud of her brother for all of these reasons.

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  • 4. 

    Why did Mrs. Turner want to hang out with Janie?

    • A.

      Janie looked white

    • B.

      Janie was married to Tea Cake

    • C.

      Janie welcomed her in to her house.

    • D.

      Janie looked black

    Correct Answer
    A. Janie looked white
    Explanation
    Mrs. Turner wanted to hang out with Janie because Janie looked white.

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  • 5. 

    Why did Tea Cake whip Janie?

    • A.

      He was mad at her.

    • B.

      She wouldn't do what he wanted her to.

    • C.

      She was jealous of him.

    • D.

      He was jealous of Mrs. Turner's brother.

    Correct Answer
    D. He was jealous of Mrs. Turner's brother.
    Explanation
    Tea Cake whipped Janie because he was jealous of Mrs. Turner's brother. This suggests that Tea Cake's actions were driven by his own feelings of jealousy and insecurity. It implies that he may have perceived Janie's interactions or relationship with Mrs. Turner's brother as a threat to their own relationship, leading him to lash out in a violent manner.

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  • 6. 

    What happens at Mrs. Turner's eating house?

    • A.

      A party

    • B.

      A fight

    • C.

      A card game

    • D.

      A shooting

    Correct Answer
    B. A fight
    Explanation
    At Mrs. Turner's eating house, a fight occurs.

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  • 7. 

    At the beginning of Chapter 18, why are people leaving?

    • A.

      Thunderstorms

    • B.

      The season is over

    • C.

      A hurricane

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    C. A hurricane
    Explanation
    In Chapter 18, people are leaving because there is a hurricane. The presence of a hurricane poses a significant threat to the safety and well-being of the people, prompting them to evacuate the area. Thunderstorms and the end of the season do not provide a compelling reason for people to leave, unlike the imminent danger posed by a hurricane.

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  • 8. 

    How much money are the workers making picking beans?

    • A.

      $10.00 a bushel

    • B.

      $2 a day

    • C.

      $5 a day

    • D.

      $7-8 a day

    Correct Answer
    D. $7-8 a day
    Explanation
    Workers picking beans are making $7-8 a day. This means that their daily earnings range between $7 and $8. The exact amount may vary depending on factors such as the number of hours worked or the quantity of beans picked. However, on average, the workers can expect to earn around $7-8 per day for their labor in picking beans.

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  • 9. 

    What does Tea Cake have to leave behind?

    • A.

      His guitar

    • B.

      His harmonica

    • C.

      His money

    • D.

      Janie

    Correct Answer
    A. His guitar
    Explanation
    Tea Cake has to leave behind his guitar.

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  • 10. 

    How does Janie get back to shore when she is blown into the water?

    • A.

      She swims

    • B.

      She walks

    • C.

      She grabs on to a cow's tail

    • D.

      She grabs on to a dog

    Correct Answer
    C. She grabs on to a cow's tail
    Explanation
    Janie gets back to shore by grabbing onto a cow's tail. This suggests that Janie is in a rural or farm setting where there are cows nearby. When she is blown into the water, she likely spots a cow nearby and holds onto its tail as it moves towards the shore. This action allows her to be pulled back to safety.

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  • 11. 

    What do the white men want Tea Cake to do in Orlando?

    • A.

      Clean up

    • B.

      Build houses

    • C.

      Bury the dead

    • D.

      Look for bodies

    Correct Answer
    C. Bury the dead
    Explanation
    In the novel "Their Eyes Were Watching God" by Zora Neale Hurston, Tea Cake is asked by the white men in Orlando to bury the dead. This task is likely given to him because he is seen as a lower-class African American man, and burying the dead is considered a menial and undesirable job. The white men may be exploiting Tea Cake's vulnerability and lack of power to assign him this task.

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  • 12. 

    What disease does Tea Cake have?

    • A.

      Rabies

    • B.

      Tuberculosis

    • C.

      Malaria

    • D.

      Pneumonia

    Correct Answer
    A. Rabies
  • 13. 

    How does Tea Cake die?

    • A.

      His brain explodes

    • B.

      Janie shoots him

    • C.

      Sop shoots him

    • D.

      He kills himself

    Correct Answer
    B. Janie shoots him
  • 14. 

    How do the workers treat Janie after Tea Cakes death?

    • A.

      They welcome her

    • B.

      They want her persecuted

    • C.

      The same as when he was alive

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    B. They want her persecuted
    Explanation
    After Tea Cake's death, the workers want Janie persecuted. This suggests that they blame Janie for Tea Cake's death and hold her responsible for what happened. It implies that they do not offer her support or sympathy, but instead want her to face punishment or consequences for Tea Cake's demise.

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  • 15. 

    Who did the workers blame for their bad behavior?

    • A.

      Mrs. Turner's brother

    • B.

      Mrs. Turner

    • C.

      Janie

    • D.

      Sop

    Correct Answer
    A. Mrs. Turner's brother
    Explanation
    The workers blamed Mrs. Turner's brother for their bad behavior.

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  • 16. 

    What was the only thing Janie took with her when she left the Everglades?

    • A.

      Tea Cake's guitar

    • B.

      A brush

    • C.

      Money

    • D.

      Seeds

    Correct Answer
    D. Seeds
    Explanation
    Janie took seeds with her when she left the Everglades. This suggests that she wanted to start a new life and cultivate her own garden. Seeds symbolize growth, renewal, and the potential for new beginnings. By taking seeds, Janie shows her determination to create a fresh start and nurture her own future, rather than relying on others or remaining stagnant in her current situation.

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  • 17. 

    What did Janie say love is like?

    • A.

      A hurricane

    • B.

      A lake

    • C.

      The sea

    • D.

      An animal

    Correct Answer
    C. The sea
    Explanation
    Janie compared love to the sea. This implies that she believes love is vast, deep, and unpredictable, just like the sea. The sea can be calm and gentle at times, but it can also be turbulent and overwhelming. Similarly, love can bring both joy and pain, and it can be both beautiful and unpredictable. By using this metaphor, Janie suggests that love is a powerful force that can have a profound impact on one's life.

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  • 18. 

    What are two things that everyone must do for themselves?

    • A.

      Go to God and find out about living

    • B.

      Go to church and find out about living

    • C.

      Go to God and learn about work

    • D.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Go to God and find out about living
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "go to God and find out about living." This answer suggests that everyone should seek guidance from a higher power and explore the meaning and purpose of life. It implies that personal introspection and spiritual seeking are essential for individuals to understand and navigate their existence.

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