Mississippi Trial, 1955 Quiz 2 Ch. 4-6

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  • 1. 
    In the very beginning of Chapter 4, Hiram and his mom and dad prepare to move to:
    • A. 

      Greenwood, Mississippi

    • B. 

      Dallas, Texas

    • C. 

      Tempe, Arizona

  • 2. 
    What were the majority of arguments between Hiram and his dad about ? ( Especially when the annual invitation came in the mail).
    • A. 

      Hiram wanting to get a summer job

    • B. 

      Hiram wanting to visit cousins in Alabama

    • C. 

      Hiram wanting to go back to Mississippi to spend summers with grampa

  • 3. 
    What literary element is present in the following quote? " I'd argue with dad about it, but he was stubborn as a stump."
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Irony

  • 4. 
    After Hiram and his mom and dad moved from Mississippi, his mother began having children. How many more did she have?
    • A. 

      Two

    • B. 

      Six

    • C. 

      Four

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      It demanded that Hiram be allowed to visit based on grampa's "Grandparent Rights."

    • B. 

      It explained that since Hiram was old enough to drive, he was old enough to make his own decisions about whether to come or not.

    • C. 

      Grampa explained that he has suffered a stroke and needed someone to help him for a while, until he got his strength back.

  • 6. 
    In April, 1955, Hiram is what age?
    • A. 

      10

    • B. 

      8

    • C. 

      16

  • 7. 
    Who said, " H-hi,H-Hi-ram."
    • A. 

      Harlan Hillburn

    • B. 

      Ruthanne

    • C. 

      Emmett Till

  • 8. 
    Ralph Remington describes fishing as " to sit around all day with a line in the water hoping to catch one of God's silver creatures of the water world." This quote is an example of which literary term?
    • A. 

      A metaphor

    • B. 

      Alliteration

    • C. 

      Simile

  • 9. 
    While dozing off against the base of a tree on the riverbank, Hiram is awakened to the sound of splashing and someone yelling, "help."
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    After Hiram jumped into the river to save the drowning boy, he threw his arms around Hiram's neck sinking them both just like ___________________ said drowning victims always do.
    • A. 

      His lifesaving merit badge instructor

    • B. 

      His baseball coach

    • C. 

      His grampa

  • 11. 
    To save them both from drowning Hiram punched the boy in the face and jammed his knee into his crotch.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    Bobo doesn't want people to call him by his "real name" (Emmett Till.)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    Emmett was picking up rocks to "chuck" when something bit him--what was it?
    • A. 

      A rattlesnake

    • B. 

      A snapping turtle

    • C. 

      A catfish

  • 14. 
    After Hiram's conversation with Ralph Remington, he hoped it would be his last. Why?
    • A. 

      Because Ralph Remington reminded him of his friends in Arizona

    • B. 

      Because Ralph Remington talked in circles

    • C. 

      Because he only liked having conversations with his grampa

  • 15. 
    Bobo (Emmett Till) almost drowned because:
    • A. 

      He got a stomach cramp

    • B. 

      Hit his head on a rock

    • C. 

      Couldn't swim

  • 16. 
    Bobo ( Emmett Till) is from:
    • A. 

      Columbus

    • B. 

      Chicago

    • C. 

      Phoenix

  • 17. 
    Bobo ( Emmett Till) says: " It's about lunchtime, and my aunt'll have conniptions if I'm not there to eat."In this context, conniptions means:
    • A. 

      Conversations

    • B. 

      Fits

    • C. 

      Arguments

  • 18. 
    The reference of The Supreme Court, is an example of:
    • A. 

      Alliteration

    • B. 

      Allusion

    • C. 

      Imagery

  • 19. 
    Grampa did not want __________ & _____________ mixed together in schools.
    • A. 

      Athletes & artists

    • B. 

      Parents & teachers

    • C. 

      Negroes & white students

  • 20. 
    HIram told grampa the truth about why his clothes were wet when he got home from the river.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False