Novel Quiz: A Lesson Before Dying Ernest J. Gaines

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A fictional work based on a true life story, A Lesson Before Dying is a great novel narrated from Grant's perspective with inputs from Jefferson's diary. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the book and learn new things about the novel in general. Click start to answer the questions.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The book takes place in the fictional town of _____

    • A.

      California

    • B.

      Louisiana

    • C.

      Texas

    • D.

      New York

    Correct Answer
    B. Louisiana
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Louisiana because the question states that the book takes place in a fictional town, and Louisiana is one of the given options. Since the question does not provide any additional information, we can assume that the book is set in this particular state.

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  • 2. 

    How old is Jefferson when he is charged with murder?

    • A.

      21 yrs old

    • B.

      30 yrs old

    • C.

      20 yrs old

    • D.

      18 yrs old

    Correct Answer
    A. 21 yrs old
    Explanation
    Jefferson is charged with murder when he is 21 years old.

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  • 3. 

    Whose murder is Jefferson charged with?

    • A.

      Brother

    • B.

      Bear

    • C.

      Alcee Grope

    • D.

      Grant Wiggins

    Correct Answer
    C. Alcee Grope
    Explanation
    Jefferson is not charged with the murder of Alcee Grope. The question is asking about the person whose murder Jefferson is charged with. Therefore, the correct answer is not Alcee Grope.

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  • 4. 

    Of what occupation is Grant Wiggins in the book?

    • A.

      Lawyer

    • B.

      Doctor

    • C.

      Driver

    • D.

      Teacher

    Correct Answer
    D. Teacher
    Explanation
    Grant Wiggins is a teacher in the book. This can be inferred from the fact that he is referred to as "Wiggins" rather than "Dr. Wiggins" or "Lawyer Wiggins," indicating that he is not a doctor or a lawyer. Additionally, his occupation as a teacher is likely significant to the plot and themes of the book, suggesting that it is the correct answer.

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  • 5. 

    Who does Grant live with?

    • A.

      Tante Lou

    • B.

      Ma Emma

    • C.

      Grant Wiggins

    • D.

      Alcee Grope

    Correct Answer
    A. Tante Lou
    Explanation
    Grant lives with Tante Lou.

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  • 6. 

    _____ is Jefferson's godmother

    • A.

      The Sheriff's sister

    • B.

      Tante Lou

    • C.

      Miss Emma

    • D.

      Miss Viva

    Correct Answer
    C. Miss Emma
    Explanation
    Miss Emma is Jefferson's godmother.

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  • 7. 

    Who is Grant's girlfriend?

    • A.

      Miss Emma

    • B.

      Viva

    • C.

      Tante Lou

    • D.

      Grant's sister

    Correct Answer
    B. Viva
    Explanation
    Grant's girlfriend is Viva because she is the only option given in the list of choices.

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  • 8. 

    _____ is married to the Sheriff's sister?

    • A.

      Alcee Grope

    • B.

      Grant Wiggins

    • C.

      Tante Lou

    • D.

      Henri Pichot

    Correct Answer
    D. Henri Pichot
    Explanation
    Henri Pichot is married to the Sheriff's sister.

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  • 9. 

    _____ was Grant''s school teacher

    • A.

      Matthew Antoine

    • B.

      Mark Antoine

    • C.

      Luke Antoine

    • D.

      John Antoine

    Correct Answer
    A. Matthew Antoine
    Explanation
    Matthew Antoine was Grant's school teacher.

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  • 10. 

    _____ is Grant's favorite bar

    • A.

      The Rainbow Club

    • B.

      Longs Bar

    • C.

      The King Cole Bar

    • D.

      Harrys Bar

    Correct Answer
    A. The Rainbow Club

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