A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 1-4 Quiz

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A Lesson Before Dying Chapters 1-4 Quiz

This quiz covers chapters 1-4 of A Lesson Before Dying. � This quiz is composed of multiple choice and essay questions. � This is a closed book quiz; no books, webpages or notes are allowed while you are taking this quiz.


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  • 1. 
    Describe Vivian's appearance and personality.
  • 2. 
    Describe Vivien's current life situation and how does that impact her relationship with Grant?
  • 3. 
    Describe how does Grant feel about the responsibility of having to go and deal with Jefferson?
  • 4. 
    What does Grant's attitude about where he lives and the situation of dealing with Jefferson tell you about what kind of person Grant is and areas in his life that he needs to improve?
  • 5. 
    “There was a Catholic church uptown for whites; a Catholic church back of town for coloreds.  There was a white movie theater uptown; a colored movie theater back of town.  There were two elementary schools uptown, one Catholic, one public, for whites; and the same back of town for colored.  Bayonne’s major industries were a cement plant, a sawmill, a slaughterhouse, mostly for hogs.” Is this an example of Historical or Social/Cultural Setting and EXPLAIN your answer.
  • 6. 
    What is symbolic about the fact that Grant has to enter through the back door at Henri Pichots house?
  • 7. 
    Where does the action in chapter 1 take place?
    • A. 

      Taunte Lou's home

    • B. 

      In jail

    • C. 

      At Henri Pichot's home

    • D. 

      In the courtroom

    • E. 

      None of these above

  • 8. 
    Who is charged with murder?
    • A. 

      Grant

    • B. 

      Brother

    • C. 

      Bear

    • D. 

      Jefferson

    • E. 

      Herni Pichot

  • 9. 
    Who was Alcee Grope?
    • A. 

      A black liquor store owner

    • B. 

      A white bartender

    • C. 

      A black bartender

    • D. 

      A white store owner

    • E. 

      A hispanic grocer

  • 10. 
    Why did Brother and Bear want to go to the store?
    • A. 

      To say hello to Mr. Grope

    • B. 

      To buy alcohol

    • C. 

      To get credit on alcohol

    • D. 

      To buy food

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    What "problem" do Brother and Bear have that influences their behavior?
    • A. 

      They are drunk

    • B. 

      They are broke

    • C. 

      They are angry

    • D. 

      They don't like Mr. Grope

  • 12. 
    What is Jefferson's godmother compared to?
    • A. 

      A tree and a stone

    • B. 

      A book and a tree

    • C. 

      A book and a stone

    • D. 

      A strong mother

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Where is Jefferson going when he met Brother and Bear?
    • A. 

      To the Rabbit Bar and Lounge

    • B. 

      To the Bunny Bar and Lounge

    • C. 

      To the Alice Bar and Lounge

    • D. 

      Home after leaving the bar

    • E. 

      To the store for his godmother

  • 14. 
    Why wasn't Grant at the trial?
    • A. 

      Because he was busy

    • B. 

      Because he already knew the outcome

    • C. 

      Because he had not been told about it

    • D. 

      He was teaching school

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Infer the meaning of this quote, " I was not there, yet I was there."
    • A. 

      He was there in spirit

    • B. 

      He did not have to be there to know what was happening

    • C. 

      He felt like he was there even though he was not

    • D. 

      He really wanted to be there

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 16. 
    What physical details about the two women is put forward?
    • A. 

      Height

    • B. 

      Race

    • C. 

      Weight

    • D. 

      Age

    • E. 

      Both C and D

  • 17. 
    How many people die during the robbery?
    • A. 

      1

    • B. 

      2

    • C. 

      3

    • D. 

      4

    • E. 

      0

  • 18. 
    Did Brother and Bear intend to rob Mr. Grope from the beginning?
    • A. 

      Yes, because they wanted to get alcohol and knew they did not have the money

    • B. 

      No, they wanted Jefferson to help them pay for the alcohol

    • C. 

      Yes, they had a gun so they could rob and kill him

    • D. 

      No, they planned to pay him for the alcohol later

    • E. 

      No, the gun accidentally went off

  • 19. 
    What animal was used to describe Jefferson?
    • A. 

      A dog

    • B. 

      A hog

    • C. 

      A cow

    • D. 

      A monkey

    • E. 

      An ape

  • 20. 
    Henri Pichot thinks that Grant is visiting him to ask for what?
    • A. 

      To put money on Jefferson's books

    • B. 

      To try to preach to Jefferson

    • C. 

      To bring supplies to Jefferson

    • D. 

      To try to change the ruling of the court

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 21. 
    Taunte Lou wants Grant to visit Jefferson to do what?
    • A. 

      To teach him so he can die like a man

    • B. 

      Prepare Jefferson to meet his death like a hog

    • C. 

      Help him forget his past

    • D. 

      To help Jefferson create an appeal

    • E. 

      To find out the true events on the day of the murder

  • 22. 
    Henri Pichot is important because
    • A. 

      He is the sheriff

    • B. 

      He is the mayor

    • C. 

      He is the judge

    • D. 

      He is related to the sheriff

    • E. 

      He is Grant's boss

  • 23. 
    What is Grant's girlfriend's name?
    • A. 

      Thelma

    • B. 

      Joanne

    • C. 

      Vivian

    • D. 

      Johanna

    • E. 

      Emma

  • 24. 
    Why does Grant want to leave the area and go to a new place?
    • A. 

      To marry Vivian

    • B. 

      To get away from his aunt

    • C. 

      To feel alive

    • D. 

      To quit his teaching job

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 25. 
    Vivian is not willing to move with Grant because
    • A. 

      She is married

    • B. 

      She has kids

    • C. 

      She is committed to her teaching

    • D. 

      She loves Grant

    • E. 

      All of the above

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