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The Chitling Intelligence Test

[Adrian Dove]

Last updated:
02 Aug 2003

Dove, A. The "Chitling" Test. From Lewis R. Aiken, Jr. (1971). Psychological and educational testings. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  1. A "handkerchief head" is:
       (a) a cool cat, (b) a porter, (c) an Uncle Tom, (d) a hoddi, (e) a preacher.

  2. Which word is most out of place here?

       (a) splib, (b) blood, (c) gray, (d) spook, (e) black.

  3. A "gas head" is a person who has a:

       (a) fast-moving car, (b) stable of "lace," (c) "process," (d) habit of stealing cars, (e) long jail record for arson.

  4. "Bo Diddley" is a:

       (a) game for children, (b) down-home cheap wine, (c) down-home singer, (d) new dance, (e) Moejoe call.

  5. "Hully Gully" came from:

       (a) East Oakland, (b) Fillmore, (c) Watts, (d) Harlem, (e) Motor City.

  6. Cheap chitlings (not the kind you purchase at a frozen food counter) will taste rubbery unless they are cooked long enough. How soon can you quit cooking them to eat and enjoy them?

       (a) 45 minutes, (b) 2 hours, (c) 24 hours, (d) 1 week (on a low flame), (e) 1 hour.

  7. What are the "Dixie Hummingbirds?"

       (a) part of the KKK, (b) a swamp disease, (c) a modern gospel group, (d) a      Mississippi Negro paramilitary group, (e) Deacons.

  8. If you throw the dice and 7 is showing on the top, what is facing down?

       (a) 7, (b) snake eyes, (c) boxcars, (d) little Joes, (e) 11.

  9. "Jet" is:

       (a) an East Oakland motorcycle club, (b) one of the gangs in "West Side Story," (c) a news and gossip magazine, (d) a way of life for the very rich.

  10. T-Bone Walker got famous for playing what?

       (a) trombone, (b) piano, (c) "T-flute," (d) guitar, (e) "hambone."

  11. "Bird" or "Yardbird" was the "jacket" that jazz lovers from coast to coast hung on:

       (a) Lester Young, (b) Peggy Lee, (c) Benny Goodman, (d) Charlie Parker, (e) "Birdman of Alcatraz."

  12. Hattie Mae Johnson is on the County. She has four children and her husband is now in jail for non-support, as he was unemployed and was not able to give her any money. Her welfare check is now $286 per month. Last night she went out with the highest player in town. If she got pregnant, then nine months from now how much more will her welfare check be?

       (a) $80, (b) $2, (c) $35, (d) $150, (e) $100.

  13. "Money don't get everything it's true ."

       (a) but I don't have none and I'm so blue, (b) but what it don't get I can't use, (c) so make do with what you've got, (d) but I don't know that and neither do you.

  14. How much does a short dog cost?

       (a) $0.15, (b) $2.00, (c) $0.35, (d) $0.05, (e) $0.86 plus tax.

  15. Many people say that "Juneteenth" (June 19) should be made a legal holiday because this was the day when:

       (a) the slaves were freed in the USA, (b) the slaves were freed in Texas, (c) the slaves were freed in Jamaica, (d) the  slaves were freed in California, (e) Martin Luther King was born, (f) Booker T. Washington died.

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