The Color of Water

by: James McBride

Themes, Motifs, and Symbols Quick Quiz

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How many of Ruth’s children complete college?

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Ruth tells James that her family said she was ___ to them.

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After her second husband dies, Ruth takes to riding ___ around the all-black neighborhood where she lives.

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What would Ruth’s mother say to the birds in Yiddish when she would shoo them away?

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What is the name of one of the racecars the older boys drive when James is a teenager?