A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 10-12

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A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 10-12

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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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    What does Grant tell Jefferson he has brought him to eat.
    • A. 

      Corn

    • B. 

      Greens

    • C. 

      Ham

    • D. 

      Pie

    • E. 

      Fried fish

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 16. 
    What are the men in the bar discussing?
    • A. 

      Jackie Robinson

    • B. 

      Joyce Dubliners

    • C. 

      Racism in America

    • D. 

      Their jobs

    • E. 

      Women

  • 17. 
    Where is Vivian's husband?
    • A. 

      New Orleans

    • B. 

      Austin

    • C. 

      Houston

    • D. 

      Paris

    • E. 

      Chicago

  • 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

  • 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?