'The Test' by Angelica Gibbs is a short story about the perception of White people vs. Black people which was shown back in the 1940's in America. The story revolves around one woman called Marian that keeps getting racially abused by one white sterail type known as the 'Inspector' as this leads to her failing the test and needing to wait longer for another a tempt .
"The test" is about a black woman, Marian, taking a test for her driver’s license. She has failed her driver's test for the second time due to racist inspectors who made the experience hard to bear.
In the story, her racist driving instructor adopts a heartless attitude towards her, and thus insults her race. Marian, being unable to restrain her anger anymore finally breaks down, answering back at the instructor, resulting in her not achieving her driver license
A young African-American woman named Marian has failed her driving test for the second time as a result of rasict inspectors. Marian is a hard working woman, she got a driving license three years ago in Pennsylvania and has a first academic degree. She works for Mrs. Ericson as her housekeeper.
Throughout her test, the inspector verbally abuses her with racist remarks and addresses her as "Mandy-Lou" which is known as a negative nickname. Towards the end of the test, Marian feels as if she can no longer tolerate the inspector's racist remarks and erupts on him.