A Lesson Before Dying Chapter 8 9 & 10 Quiz

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A Lesson Before Dying Chapter 8 9 & 10 Quiz - Quiz

A lesson before dying is a nice written by Ernest J. Gaines. It is his 8th novel and is loosely based on the life of Willie Francis. It is highly recommended that after finishing reading the book up to chapter 10 that you take a quiz to help you remember all that you have read. Try it out now.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Which of Grant's students was in the corner facing the wall?

    • A.

      Gloria Herbert

    • B.

      Louis Washington Jr.

    • C.

      Irene Cole

    • D.

      Estelle

    Correct Answer
    B. Louis Washington Jr.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Louis Washington Jr. because he was the only student mentioned in the question who was in the corner facing the wall. The other students mentioned, Gloria Herbert, Irene Cole, and Estelle, do not have any information given about their location or orientation in the classroom.

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  • 2. 

    Louis Washington Junior get's in trouble by Grant for using bad grammar instead of looking out of the window.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Louis Washington Junior gets in trouble by Grant for using bad grammar instead of looking out of the window. This implies that Louis Washington Junior's actions of using bad grammar instead of paying attention to his surroundings led to him getting into trouble with Grant. Therefore, the statement "True" is the correct answer.

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  • 3. 

    Why does Grant let the children leave school early?

    • A.

      So that the boys could go and saw and chop wood

    • B.

      So that the smaller boys and girls could go and study

    • C.

      So they could all go and play

    • D.

      A & B

    Correct Answer
    D. A & B
    Explanation
    Grant lets the children leave school early so that the boys could go and saw and chop wood, and so that the smaller boys and girls could go and study. This suggests that Grant values practical skills such as woodwork and also recognizes the importance of education for the younger children. By allowing them to engage in these activities, Grant is providing them with opportunities for both physical and intellectual growth.

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  • 4. 

    What does Grant wonder while he watches the older boys chop wood?

    • A.

      If he's reaching all of his students, he's wondering if he's making a difference

    • B.

      He's concerned that the boys are doing the exact same thing the old men were doing earlier and that those men never attended school a day in their lives.

    • C.

      He's thinking back on his friends when he was younger and how they turned out

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    Grant wonders all of the above while he watches the older boys chop wood. He wonders if he's reaching all of his students and making a difference, he is concerned about the boys doing the same work as the old men who never attended school, and he reflects on his friends and their outcomes.

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  • 5. 

    Who is Matthew Antoine?

    • A.

      Grant's best friend

    • B.

      Grant's father

    • C.

      Grant's former student

    • D.

      Grant's former teacher

    Correct Answer
    D. Grant's former teacher
    Explanation
    Matthew Antoine is Grant's former teacher. This is evident from the question itself, which asks about Matthew Antoine's identity in relation to Grant. The options provided suggest various relationships, such as Grant's best friend, father, and former student, but only Grant's former teacher accurately describes their relationship.

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  • 6. 

    Matthew Antione taught Grant and his friends one thing and that was flight, because there was no freedom where they were.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given statement suggests that Matthew Antione taught Grant and his friends about flight because there was no freedom where they were. This implies that flight symbolizes freedom and escape from their current situation. Therefore, the statement is true as it aligns with the idea that Matthew Antione taught them the concept of flight to inspire hope and a sense of liberation in their lives.

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  • 7. 

    Matthew Antione hated Grant more than his other students because...

    • A.

      Grant was a trouble maker

    • B.

      Grant challenged him as a teacher

    • C.

      Grant never did his work and often talked back

    • D.

      Grant never paid attention in class

    Correct Answer
    B. Grant challenged him as a teacher
    Explanation
    Matthew Antione hated Grant more than his other students because Grant challenged him as a teacher. This suggests that Grant may have questioned Matthew's authority or teaching methods, which could have threatened Matthew's sense of control and competence in the classroom. Grant's challenging nature may have also created a tense and difficult dynamic between the two, leading to Matthew's stronger dislike for him compared to other students.

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  • 8. 

    Grant never saw Matthew Antione again after he went off to college.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement implies that Grant never saw Matthew Antione again after he went off to college. However, without any further information, we cannot definitively say whether this statement is true or false. It is possible that Grant and Matthew Antione may have crossed paths again after college, making the statement false.

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  • 9. 

    What does Matthew Antione mean when he tells Grant "I'll still be cold. I'll always be cold"?

    • A.

      That he will always be cold dead and bitter inside about his life and his social status

    • B.

      That he can never get warm enough because he's cold blooded

    Correct Answer
    A. That he will always be cold dead and bitter inside about his life and his social status
    Explanation
    Matthew Antione's statement "I'll still be cold. I'll always be cold" suggests that he will forever feel emotionally detached and bitter about his life and social status. This implies that he believes his circumstances will never change, leaving him feeling cold and emotionally numb. It conveys a sense of hopelessness and resignation towards his current situation, indicating a deep-seated dissatisfaction and unhappiness within him.

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  • 10. 

    Where is the restroom for colored people who came to use the restroom in the prison?

    • A.

      Right next to the prison cells

    • B.

      On the 5th floor of the prison

    • C.

      In the basement

    • D.

      In an out house outside of the prison

    Correct Answer
    C. In the basement
    Explanation
    Based on the offensive language used in the question, it appears to be referring to a time period when racial segregation was prevalent. During that time, restrooms for people of color were often located in separate, inferior facilities. The answer "In the basement" suggests that the restroom for colored people in the prison would have been located in a segregated area, further emphasizing the discriminatory practices of that era.

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  • 11. 

    The white prisoners are on the same floor as the black prisioners but are in a different section.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because it states that the white prisoners are on the same floor as the black prisoners but in a different section. This implies that both groups of prisoners are located on the same floor of the prison facility, but they are segregated into different sections, possibly based on their race.

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  • 12. 

    Jefferson was watching TV in his cell when Grant and Emma arrived.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The given statement states that Jefferson was watching TV in his cell when Grant and Emma arrived. However, the correct answer is False. This implies that Jefferson was not watching TV in his cell when Grant and Emma arrived.

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  • 13. 

    What does Grant says he's going to bring next time on his next visit to Jefferson based on his appearance?

    • A.

      A comb

    • B.

      A razor

    • C.

      Shaving cream

    • D.

      Finger nail clippers

    Correct Answer
    A. A comb
    Explanation
    Grant says he's going to bring a comb on his next visit to Jefferson based on his appearance. This suggests that his hair is unkempt or messy, and he wants to groom himself better next time. A comb is a tool used to untangle and style hair, so bringing one indicates his intention to improve his appearance.

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  • 14. 

    On Emma & Grant's first visit, Jefferson remains quiet the entire time.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement "On Emma & Grant's first visit, Jefferson remains quiet the entire time" is false. This implies that Jefferson did not speak at all during their first visit. However, without any additional context or information, it is not possible to determine if Jefferson remained quiet the entire time or if he spoke at some point during their visit. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 15. 

    What does the cooking and sharing of food symbolize for Grant, Emma, Tante Lou and Jefferson?

    • A.

      It symbolizes love

    • B.

      It symbolizes that they care

    • C.

      It symbolizes that they want to be nurturing

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    D. All of the above
    Explanation
    The cooking and sharing of food symbolize love, care, and nurturing for Grant, Emma, Tante Lou, and Jefferson. It represents their affection and concern for each other, as well as their desire to provide comfort and support. By preparing and sharing meals together, they express their deep connection and commitment to one another, creating a sense of unity and belonging.

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  • 16. 

    What does Jefferson mean when he asks Grant if he's goung to "jerk that switch"?

    • A.

      Is he going to be the one to kill him

    • B.

      Is he going to be the one to get him out of prison

    • C.

      Is he going to be the one to watch him die

    • D.

      Is he going to be the one to tell everyone he'd dead

    Correct Answer
    A. Is he going to be the one to kill him
  • 17. 

    What good gesture did Miss Emma do for the prisoners?

    • A.

      She made cookies for the prisoners

    • B.

      She gave them her spare change

    • C.

      She asked the deputy to give them Jefferson's left over food

    • D.

      She prayed for them individually

    Correct Answer
    C. She asked the deputy to give them Jefferson's left over food
    Explanation
    Miss Emma's good gesture for the prisoners was asking the deputy to give them Jefferson's left over food. This shows her kindness and concern for the well-being of the prisoners, as she wanted to ensure that they were not deprived of food and had something to eat. By making this request, Miss Emma demonstrated empathy and compassion towards the prisoners, showing that she cared about their basic needs and wanted to help them in any way she could.

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  • 18. 

    After the first visit, Grants next two visits with Jefferson were completely different.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that Grant's next two visits with Jefferson were not completely different after the first visit. In other words, the visits were similar or had some similarities.

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  • 19. 

    Who did Grant leave in charge of the school when he went to visit Jefferson on his fourth visit?

    • A.

      Vivian (His Girlfriend/Teacher)

    • B.

      Dr. Joesph (The Superintendent)

    • C.

      Tante Lou (His Aunt)

    • D.

      Irene Cole (His student teacher)

    Correct Answer
    D. Irene Cole (His student teacher)
    Explanation
    Grant left Irene Cole, his student teacher, in charge of the school when he went to visit Jefferson on his fourth visit. This indicates that Grant trusted Irene to handle the responsibilities of running the school in his absence.

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  • 20. 

    Miss Emma doesn't go to see Jefferson on the fourth visit because she is extremely ill.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement says that Miss Emma doesn't go to see Jefferson on the fourth visit because she is extremely ill. However, the correct answer is False, which means that the statement is not true. Therefore, Miss Emma must have gone to see Jefferson on the fourth visit despite her illness.

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  • 21. 

    Why does Tante Lou say that she can't go with Grant on the fourth visit to see jefferson?

    • A.

      She doesn't have on her good dress

    • B.

      She's in the middle of cooking dinner

    • C.

      She's looking after Miss Emma because she's sick

    • D.

      She is tired and doesn't feel like going

    Correct Answer
    A. She doesn't have on her good dress
    Explanation
    Tante Lou says she can't go with Grant on the fourth visit to see Jefferson because she doesn't have on her good dress.

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  • 22. 

    On page 78 Tante Lou tells Grant, "you can watch your tongue" based on the inference context clue, what does that phrase mean?

    • A.

      He needs to brush his teeth

    • B.

      He needs to watch how he is speaking to them

    • C.

      He needs to eat the food that has been cooked by Miss Emma

    • D.

      He needs to speak up more often

    Correct Answer
    B. He needs to watch how he is speaking to them
    Explanation
    The phrase "watch your tongue" is an idiomatic expression that means to be careful about what one says or how one speaks. In this context, Tante Lou is advising Grant to be mindful of his words and speak with caution when interacting with others.

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  • 23. 

    Fill in the blank: At the end of chapter 10 Grant expresses the shame in having to go back to Henri's kitchen, how they made him wait on them purposly and how he hates being searched at the prison like a "common criminal". He expresses that both Miss Emma & Tante Lou are ____________ him.

    • A.

      Scolding

    • B.

      Reprimanding

    • C.

      Chastising

    • D.

      Humiliating

    Correct Answer
    D. Humiliating
    Explanation
    Grant expresses that both Miss Emma and Tante Lou are humiliating him.

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