A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 1-4 Quiz

45 Questions  I  By Mrsfutrell on December 7, 2009
This quiz covers chapters 1-4 of A Lesson Before Dying.� This quiz is composed of multiple choice and essay questions.� This is a closed book quiz; no books, webpages or notes are allowed while you are taking this quiz.

  
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1.  Grant goes to Vivian looking for support in not wanting to visit Jefferson.  How does she respond?
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2.  The quote "I was too educated for Henri Pichot." tells us what information about the character of Grant?
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3.  “There was a Catholic church uptown for whites; a Catholic church back of town for coloreds.  There was a white movie theater uptown; a colored movie theater back of town.  There were two elementary schools uptown, one Catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored.  Bayonne’s major industries were a cement plant, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, mostly for hogs.” Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting and EXPLAIN your answer.
4.  Did Brother and Bear intend to rob Mr. Grope from the beginning?
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5.  This quote is an example of what type of conflict? “Death by electrocution.  The governor would set the date.”
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6.  What physical details about the two women is put forward?
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7.  What animal was used to describe Jefferson?
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8.  Henri Pichot thinks that Grant is visiting him to ask for what?
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9.  "I ask you, I implore you, look carefully-do you see a man sitting here?  Look at the shape of this skill, this face as flat as the palm of my hand-look deeply into those eyes.  Do you see a modicum of intelligence?  Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?  Write Historical or Social/Cultural in the answer box.
10.  Describe Vivian's appearance and personality.
11.  Where is Jefferson going when he met Brother and Bear?
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12.  How many people die during the robbery?
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13.  Character:  Taunte Lou Quotes:  "You going with us up the quarter," my aunt said, as though I hadn't said a word.  "You going up there with us, Grant, or you don't sleep in this house." Based on the quotes, select the terms that fit the character.
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14.  This quote is an example of what type of conflict?“Go back Grope told him. ‘Go back.’  Bear had been drinking and his eyes were glossy, he walked unsteadily, grinning all the time as he continued around the counter.  ‘Go back,’ Grope told him. ‘I mean, the last time now-go back.” Bear continued.  Grope moved quickly toward the cah register, where he withdrew a revolver…”
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15.  Why wasn't Grant at the trial?
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16.  Who was Alcee Grope?
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17.  Infer the meaning of this quote, " I was not there, yet I was there."
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18.  “There was a Catholic church uptown for whites; a Catholic church back of town for coloreds.  There was a white movie theater uptown; a colored movie theater back of town.  There were two elementary schools uptown, one Catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored.  Bayonne’s major industries were a cement plant, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, mostly for hogs.” Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?
19.  Describe Vivien's current life situation and how does that impact her relationship with Grant?
20.  Character:  Jefferson Quotes: "She just sat there staring at the boy's clean-cropped head where he sat at the front table with his lawyer." Based on the quotes, select the terms that fit the character.
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21.  Why does Grant want to leave the area and go to a new place?
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22.  Henri Pichot is important because
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23.  The following things were necessary when Grant, Taunte Lou and Miss Emma went to visit Henri Pichot.
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24.  Where does the action in chapter 1 take place?
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25.  Miss Emma wants Henri Pichot to do what?
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26.  What is Jefferson's godmother compared to?
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27.  What is Grant's girlfriend's name?
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28.  What does Grant's attitude about where he lives and the situation of dealing with Jefferson tell you about what kind of person Grant is and areas in his life that he needs to improve?
29.  This quote is an example of what type of conflict? “Suppose I was allowed to visit him, and suppose I reach him and made him realize that he was as much a man as any other man; then what? He is still going to die…  So what will I have accomplished?  What will I have done?”
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30.  "When I came home from school that afternoon, I saw my aunt and Miss Emma sitting at the table in the kitchen."Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?
31.  Taunte Lou wants Grant to visit Jefferson to do what?
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32.  “I shook my head.  ‘I have no idea.’  He stared at me, and I realized that I had not answered him in the proper manner. ‘Sir,’ I added.”   Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?
33.  Why did Brother and Bear want to go to the store?
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34.  Vivian is not willing to move with Grant because
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35.  The quote, "I was not there, yet I was there."  refers to which of the following?
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36.  “He would pass sentence on Monday.  Ten o’clock Monday,  Miss Emma and my aunt sat in the same seats they had occupied on Friday”   Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?
37.  Describe how does Grant feel about the responsibility of having to go and deal with Jefferson?
38.  This quote is an example of what type of conflict?“I clamped my jaws so tight the veins in my neck felt as if they would burst.  I wanted to scream… I hated this place and all I wanted to do was get away.  I had told her I was no teacher, I hated teaching…”
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39.  Character:  Society and the environment Quotes:“There was a Catholic church uptown for whites; a Catholic church back of town for coloreds.  There was a white movie theater uptown; a colored movie theater back of town.  There were two elementary schools uptown, one Catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored.  Bayonne’s major industries were a cement plant, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, mostly for hogs.”   ““I ask you, I implore you, look carefully-do you see a man sitting here?  Look at the shape of this skill, this face as flat as the palm of my hand-look deeply into those eyes.  Do you see a modicum of intelligence?”   “I don’t want to spend the rest of my life teaching school in a plantation church.  I want to be with you, someplace where we could have a choice of things to do. I don’t feel alive here.  I am not living here.”Based on the quotes, select the terms that fit the character.
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40.  What "problem" do Brother and Bear have that influences their behavior?
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42.  What is symbolic about the fact that Grant has to enter through the back door at Henri Pichots house?
43.  Character:  Grant Wiggins Quotes:  "Do you want me to leave Grant?" she asked.  "You know I don't like it when you talk like that.""No, I don't want you to leave.  Please don't leave me," I told her." I need to go someplace where I can feel I'm living,"  I said.  "I dont want to spend the rest of my life teaching school in a plantation church.  I want to be with you, someplace where we could have a choice of things to do.  I don't feel alive here.  I am not living here.  I know we can do better someplace else." Based on the quotes, select the terms that fit the character.
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44.  The following quote is an example of which of the following literary devises:   “…his godmother became as immobile as a great stone…”
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45.  “There were probably a dozen people in the place, half of them at the bar, the rest of them sitting at tables with white tablecloths.  I spoke to Joe Claiborne and went though a side door into the café to use the telephone.  The bales in the café had checkered red and white table clothes.  Thelma Claiborne was behind the counter.  Thelma ran the café and her husband, Joe, ran the bar." Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting?
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