A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 10-12

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A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 10-12 - Quiz

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  • 1. 

    Who was left in charge of the school while Grant was visiting Jefferson?

    • A.

      Taunte Lou

    • B.

      Vivian

    • C.

      He did not go during school

    • D.

      Henri Pichot

    • E.

      Irene Cole

    Correct Answer
    E. Irene Cole
    Explanation
    Irene Cole was left in charge of the school while Grant was visiting Jefferson.

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  • 2. 

    How did Taunte Lou and Miss Emma get Grant to visit Jefferson alone?

    • A.

      Miss Emma was not home when Grant arrived

    • B.

      They said that they needed to attend church

    • C.

      They said they were not dressed

    • D.

      They told him it would be best if he went alone

    • E.

      Miss Emma pretended to be sick

    Correct Answer
    E. Miss Emma pretended to be sick
    Explanation
    Miss Emma pretended to be sick in order to get Grant to visit Jefferson alone. By feigning illness, Miss Emma and Taunte Lou created a situation where Grant felt it was necessary for him to go alone. This tactic likely played on Grant's sense of duty and responsibility towards Jefferson, as he would not want to leave him without a visit.

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  • 3. 

    How did Grant know that he was being set up to visit Jefferson alone?

    • A.

      Miss Emma had cooked and was seen working in her yard

    • B.

      Miss Emma was coughing

    • C.

      Miss Emma returned from the hospital while Grant was there

    • D.

      All of the above

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Miss Emma had cooked and was seen working in her yard
    Explanation
    Grant knew that he was being set up to visit Jefferson alone because Miss Emma had cooked and was seen working in her yard. This suggests that she was preparing a meal for him, indicating that she wanted Grant to visit Jefferson alone. The act of cooking and working in her yard could be interpreted as a signal or invitation for Grant to come and have a private conversation with Jefferson.

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  • 4. 

    What was the reason Taunta Lou gave for why she couldn't go with Grant?

    • A.

      She did not have on her good dress

    • B.

      She needed to attend church that evening

    • C.

      She was not going because Grant needed to go alone

    • D.

      She had hurt her back earlier that day

    • E.

      None of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. She did not have on her good dress
    Explanation
    Taunta Lou gave the reason for not being able to go with Grant as not having her good dress on.

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  • 5. 

    At the end of chapter 10, Grant expresses why he is so against going through this experience with Jefferson.   How does he feel about it?  What are his reasons for not wanting to do it?  Do you feel he is justified in not wanting to do this?  Are his reasons valid?  Explain.

  • 6. 

    Sheriff Guidry warns Grant that he will lose his visiting privileges if which of the following happens?

    • A.

      He continues to disrespect the deputies

    • B.

      His wife leaves town

    • C.

      He doesn’t agree to help Guidry control Jefferson

    • D.

      There is any sign of aggravation in Jefferson

    • E.

      He brings any items from a list of items that are not allowed

    Correct Answer
    D. There is any sign of aggravation in Jefferson
    Explanation
    If there is any sign of aggravation in Jefferson, Grant will lose his visiting privileges according to Sheriff Guidry's warning.

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  • 7. 

    What does Grant tell Jefferson he has brought him to eat.

    • A.

      Corn

    • B.

      Greens

    • C.

      Ham

    • D.

      Pie

    • E.

      Fried fish

    Correct Answer
    A. Corn
    Explanation
    In the given question, Grant tells Jefferson that he has brought him corn to eat.

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  • 8. 

    What does Jefferson say about the food Grant tells him he has brought?

    • A.

      Thank you

    • B.

      I don't wan none of da food the deputy touch

    • C.

      That's waht hogs eat.

    • D.

      I am tired of chicken

    • E.

      Give it to the otha prisioners

    Correct Answer
    C. That's waht hogs eat.
    Explanation
    Jefferson says that the food Grant tells him he has brought is what hogs eat.

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  • 9. 

    What is Jefferson reffering to when he says "youmans"

    • A.

      The white people

    • B.

      The other prisioners

    • C.

      Human being

    • D.

      Miss Emma

    • E.

      The deputy

    Correct Answer
    C. Human being
    Explanation
    In this context, when Jefferson says "youmans," he is referring to human beings in general. He is using a dialect or regional accent to pronounce the word "human" as "youman." This suggests that Jefferson is acknowledging the shared humanity and dignity of all individuals, regardless of their race or social status.

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  • 10. 

    Describe how Jefferson eats the food.  What does this demonstrate about Jefferson's mentality and his attitude about the situation that he is in?

  • 11. 

    Explain this quote."That man out there doesn't want me up here either,"1.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?

  • 12. 

    What does Grant tell Jefferson that he is going to tell Miss Emma?

    • A.

      That Jefferson is trying to hurt him

    • B.

      That Jefferson did not eat the food

    • C.

      That Jefferson ate the food like a hog

    • D.

      That Jefferson never got the food

    • E.

      He is going to tell Miss Emma a lie

    Correct Answer
    E. He is going to tell Miss Emma a lie
    Explanation
    Grant tells Jefferson that he is going to tell Miss Emma a lie. This suggests that Grant plans to deceive Miss Emma about something, possibly to protect Jefferson or to manipulate the situation in some way. The exact nature of the lie is not specified in the question, but it implies that Grant has a hidden agenda or ulterior motive in his conversation with Miss Emma.

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  • 13. 

    What does Grant tell the Deputy about how his visit with Jefferson went?

    • A.

      That Jefferson was glad to get some home cooking

    • B.

      That the visits with Jefferson are not going well

    • C.

      That Jefferson needs a bath and to get cleaned up

    • D.

      That Jefferson is learning a lot

    • E.

      That Jefferson is glad to have the visits

    Correct Answer
    A. That Jefferson was glad to get some home cooking
    Explanation
    Grant tells the Deputy that Jefferson was glad to get some home cooking during their visit.

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  • 14. 

    Why does Grant put off going to see Miss Emma?

    • A.

      He has not thought of a good lie

    • B.

      He is waiting for her to get well

    • C.

      He has a lot of other work to do

    • D.

      He is mad at her for making him go alone

    • E.

      He did not want to tell her Jefferson had not used the comb and brush she had brought him

    Correct Answer
    A. He has not thought of a good lie
    Explanation
    Grant puts off going to see Miss Emma because he has not thought of a good lie.

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  • 15. 

    Where does Grant go instead of returning to Miss Emma's house?

    • A.

      New Orleans

    • B.

      Vivian's house

    • C.

      The Rainbow Club

    • D.

      Joe Claiborne's house

    • E.

      Bayonne

    Correct Answer
    C. The Rainbow Club
    Explanation
    Grant goes to The Rainbow Club instead of returning to Miss Emma's house.

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  • 16. 

    What are the men in the bar discussing?

    • A.

      Jackie Robinson

    • B.

      Joyce Dubliners

    • C.

      Racism in America

    • D.

      Their jobs

    • E.

      Women

    Correct Answer
    A. Jackie Robinson
    Explanation
    The men in the bar are discussing Jackie Robinson.

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  • 17. 

    Where is Vivian's husband?

    • A.

      New Orleans

    • B.

      Austin

    • C.

      Houston

    • D.

      Paris

    • E.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    C. Houston
    Explanation
    Vivian's husband is in Houston.

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  • 18. 

    Why wont Vivian stay the night with Grant?

    • A.

      She is afraid her husband will use it to take her children

    • B.

      She is afraid her husband will catch them and hurt Grant

    • C.

      She is afraid that her husband will divorce her

    • D.

      She does not want to do anything immoral

    • E.

      She does not feel that way about Grant

    Correct Answer
    A. She is afraid her husband will use it to take her children
    Explanation
    Vivian won't stay the night with Grant because she is afraid that her husband will use it as evidence to take her children away from her. This suggests that Vivian is in a situation where her husband may be attempting to gain custody of their children, and she is cautious about any actions that could be used against her in court. Therefore, she is hesitant to spend the night with Grant to avoid giving her husband any ammunition in their custody battle.

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  • 19. 

    What is the signifigance of Jackie Robinson and Joe Lewis and the discussions surrounding these sports figures?  Explain how this is a part of the historical, social and cultural setting of the book.

  • 20. 

    What language is Vivian teaching her students in the school?

    Correct Answer
    French
    Explanation
    Vivian is teaching her students in the school the French language.

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