A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 7 & 8 Quiz

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A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 7 & 8 Quiz
Choose the best answer for the multiple choice questions. Answer the essay and quote questions in complete sentences and use support and quotes from the text to support your answers. Good Luck!

  
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  • 1. 
    What did Grant tell the students to do to prepare for the superintendent's vistit?
    • A. 

      Take a bath daily and brush their teeth

    • B. 

      Wear their best clothes and practice the Pledge of Allegiance

    • C. 

      Take a bath and where their best clothes

    • D. 

      Read the Bible and practice teh Pledge of Allegiance

    • E. 

      Wear thier best clothes and wash their hands


  • 2. 
    What is the superintendent's name?
    • A. 

      Dr. Morgan Joseph

    • B. 

      Dr. Joseph Thomas

    • C. 

      Dr. Joseph Morgan

    • D. 

      Dr. Morgan Jacobs

    • E. 

      Dr. Joseph Anderson


  • 3. 
    How did the superintendent show appreciation, thanks, acknowledgement.
    • A. 

      Ummmm

    • B. 

      Ahhhhh

    • C. 

      Thanks

    • D. 

      Hummmm

    • E. 

      Uhnnn


  • 4. 
    How often does the superintendent visit the school.
    • A. 

      Once a year

    • B. 

      Once a semester

    • C. 

      Every other year

    • D. 

      Every month

    • E. 

      This is his first visit


  • 5. 
    When the superintendent calls on the students, what does he have them do first?
    • A. 

      Hold out their hands

    • B. 

      Open their mouths

    • C. 

      Say the Pledge of Allegiance

    • D. 

      Quote Bible verses

    • E. 

      Inspect their clothes


  • 6. 
    Which words best describe Grant's teacher when he was in school?
    • A. 

      Mullato and angry

    • B. 

      Negative and discouraging

    • C. 

      Caring and devoted

    • D. 

      Supportive and intelligent

    • E. 

      Bitter and racist


  • 7. 
    Which of the following was NOT a future for Grant and his classmates?
    • A. 

      Killed by a woman in New Orleans

    • B. 

      Owner of a textile shop in Bayonne

    • C. 

      Learning from many teachers in other places

    • D. 

      Stabbed to death in a night club in Port Allen

    • E. 

      Teaching in the quarter


  • 8. 
    Why did his teacher stay and teach?
    • A. 

      They pay really well

    • B. 

      The town needed him

    • C. 

      Because he was mullato

    • D. 

      He wanted to help the people

    • E. 

      He was afraid


  • 9. 
    What does Grant's teacher, Matthew Antoine say about life?
    • A. 

      Life is the lives you touch and change

    • B. 

      Life is the experiences you have

    • C. 

      The life of a teacher is fulfulling

    • D. 

      Life is a classroom of learning

    • E. 

      You have to go away to know about life


  • 10. 
    What best describes the relationship between Grant and Matthew Antoine?
    • A. 

      Teacher and student

    • B. 

      Enemies

    • C. 

      Equals

    • D. 

      Mentors

    • E. 

      Friends


  • 11. 
    Near the end of ch. 7 Grant responds to the school superintendent's visit, "But instead of feeling pride, I hated myself for drilling them as I had done."  Explain his reaction.  Have you ever been in a similar situation?

  • 12. 
    How does Gaines show injustice in the treatment of blacks in the quarter? (Interrelationship between blacks and whites; the school; living conditions, etc.) Use at least two examples and quotes from the chapters to support your answer.

  • 13. 
    How does Gaines show that prejudice is not just a black and white issue but also exists within the black community? pp. 28; 62-65; 

  • 14. 
    "You’ll see that it takes more than five and a half months to wipe away – peel – scrape away the blanket of ignorance that has been plastered and replastered over those brains in the past three hundred years." – page 641.Does the quote relate to a theme? If so, which theme and how does it relate?   2.Does the quote characterize Grant, Jefferson, or another character? If so, in what way does it characterize?   3.Does the quote provide detail about the setting? If so, what type of description does it provide? How does the setting description classify the time period?   4.Does the quote symbolize the lack of freedom of a black person at this time? Does the quote symbolize the history of oppression of a black person? If so, to what part of history does the quote relate?   5.Does the quote indicate a conflict? If so, what conflict?

  • 15. 
    "And there were others who did not go anywhere but simply died slower." - page 621.Does the quote relate to a theme? If so, which theme and how does it relate?   2.Does the quote characterize Grant, Jefferson, or another character? If so, in what way does it characterize?   3.Does the quote provide detail about the setting? If so, what type of description does it provide? How does the setting description classify the time period?   4.Does the quote symbolize the lack of freedom of a black person at this time? Does the quote symbolize the history of oppression of a black person? If so, to what part of history does the quote relate?   5.Does the quote indicate a conflict? If so, what conflict?

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