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STUDY QUESTIONS - MULTIPLE CHOICE QUIZ
Why does Vivian tell Grant she is disgusted by his behavior?
A) He speaks
disrespectfully to his aunt.
B) He does think about anyone except himself.
C) He refuses to go visit Jefferson when initially asked.
D) He refuses
to go to church.
2) Who keeps saying “Someone goin’ do something for me
before I die”?
A) Miss Emma
C) Aunt Tante Lou
D) Farrel Jarreau
3) Where does Grant first meet with Sheriff Guidry to discuss visitation
A) Sheriff’s office.
B) The county courthouse
D) Henri’s Pichot’s kitchen.
4) What does Grant give
Jefferson to help take his mind off the execution?
A) A radio.
C) A Bible
D) An ivory-handled penknife.
5) Which of
the following characters is a type of savior?
B) Reverend Ambrose
D) Deputy Paul
6) Who drives into the quarter to
bring Jefferson news of the execution?
A) Reverend Ambrose
C) Deputy Paul
7) Who tells Grant “Just stay
here long enough...He’ll make you the nigger you were born to be”?
B) Mathew Antoine
C) Farrel Jarreau
D) Dr. Joseph
8) Why does Reverend Ambrose say that he is the educated one and Grant
is the ‘gump’?
A) The Reverend has a doctorate in Theology.
doesn’t understand himself or his people.
C) Jefferson fools Grant into thinking
D) Grant gets tricked into a bar fight at the Rainbow Room.
9) Which is the following best describes Grant’s tragedy?
is unable to accept his life, unable to leave it.
B) His efforts to help
the schoolchildren will make not difference.
C) He has to watch Jefferson
D) He and Vivian can never marry.
10) Why is Grant unhappy with
the Christmas program?
A) The children forget their lines.
a few parents attend.
C) Everything is the same every year.
Ambrose directed the program.
11) During their visits, Jefferson feels
aggravated by Grant. Why doesn’t he yell for Sheriff Guidry?
A) He wants
B) He’s hungry and Grant brings food from Miss Emma.
can teach him to read.
D) He needs Grant there, if only to insult him.
12) Why did Vivian’s parents not approve of her first husband?
A) He didn’t
have a job.
B) His skin was too dark.
C) Her family is Catholic and
he was Baptist.
D) He beat Vivian.
13) What does Miss Emma want Jefferson
to do before he dies?
A) To fight the system by filing an appeal.
B) To prove he isn’t a hog by dying with dignity.
C) To accept Jesus and
be saved before his execution.
D) To tell her that he loves her.
14) What has happened to many of the students Grant went to school with?
A) Many are dead or in jail.
B) They still live in the quarter.
are teachers like Grant.
D) Most ran away to the North and became successful
15) What image does Grant associate with Dr. Joseph’s visit
to the school?
A) A military officer drilling the troops
B) An attorney
questioning a witness
C) A policeman interviewing a suspect
D) A plantation
owner visiting a slave market
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