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The Help

The Help


by Kathryn Stockett

The Help: Help Yourself Quiz

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Q. Why does Hilly object to the help using the same bathroom as their white employers?

Because increased bathroom traffic means the help will have to clean the bathrooms more often, and Hilly doesn’t want to create extra work
Because she thinks black people carry different diseases that white people can then catch
Because she doesn’t like to share anything with anyone
Because she doesn’t want the help to snoop through her medicine cabinet
Q. Celia asks Minny not to tell her husband Johnny something. What is it that she wants kept secret?

That she bought a new dress
That she hired Minny
That she is having an affair with the milkman
That she has an imaginary friend named Rita (who, incidentally, doesn’t know about Johnny)
That she doesn’t like his mother
Q. What job does Skeeter accept that ultimately requires Aibileen’s know-how?

A job as a maid
A job playing a black maid in a theater performance
A job writing a housekeeping column for a newspaper
A job working for really pushy white people
Q. Skeeter’s somewhat risky proposition for a book is which of the following?

A book about why white people and black people need separate bathrooms
A book about an alien invasion of earth
A book about why cats are better than dogs
A book about local maids and their experiences working for white people
Q. How did Aibileen’s son Treelore die?

He was trying to summit Everest and fell
He was run over by a tractor
He isn’t dead
He was bitten by a poisonous snake