The Color of Water

by: James McBride

Character Analysis Quick Quiz

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What job did Ruth’s father repeatedly try and fail?

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When living in Harlem, Ruth socializes exclusively with ___ people.

3 of 5
Growing up, how does James feel about his mother’s whiteness?

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At what point does James fall into a period of crime and drug use?

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Dennis dies when Ruth is pregnant with ___.