(Literacy) Just Mercy

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Just Mercy is Bryan Stevenson's account of his career as a legal advocate for marginalized people who have been either falsely convicted or harshly sentenced. It shows the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a call to fix our broken system of justice. Just how much do you know about it? Take the quiz and find out!


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  • 1. 
    (Intro) How did Bryan Stevenson’s interaction with Henry leave an permanent impact on him?
    • A. 

      Bryan Stevenson was more encouraged into busting Henry out of death's row.

    • B. 

      Bryan Stevenson used that event as an inspiration to committing towards helping death row prisoners, AND changing his point-of-view and understanding of human potential, redemption, and hopefulness.

    • C. 

      Bryan Stevenson used that event as an inspiration to sing the song that Henry sung.

    • D. 

      Bryan Stevenson used that event to vow to himself that he will continue trying to get Henry out of death's row.

  • 2. 
    (Intro) What was the name of the song that had completely stunned Bryan?
  • 3. 
    (Intro) What country has the highest incarceration rate?
  • 4. 
    (Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players) Who calls Bryan Stevenson to tell him to stop representing Walter McMillian?
    • A. 

      Henry

    • B. 

      Dixie Mafia

    • C. 

      Robert E. Lee Key (part of Judge Key).

    • D. 

      Eva Ansley

  • 5. 
    (Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players) What famous author lived in Monroeville?
  • 6. 
    (Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players) What is the name of Walter McMillian's wife?
    • A. 

      Minnie

    • B. 

      Harper

    • C. 

      Karen Kelly

    • D. 

      He didn't have a wife.

  • 7. 
    (Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players) Karen Kelly began to associate who, during the Child Custody proceedings and public scandal?
    • A. 

      Ralph Myers

    • B. 

      Walter McMillian

    • C. 

      Bryan Stevenson

    • D. 

      Robert. E. Lee Key

  • 8. 
    (Chapter 1: Mockingbird Players) What did Karen Kelly do that made her fall apart?
    • A. 

      Broke up with Walter McMillian.

    • B. 

      Took drugs.

    • C. 

      Cheated on another man.

    • D. 

      Hire Ralph Myers as an associate.

  • 9. 
    (Chapter 2: Stand) After the 1970s, the conditions that prisoners started facing were horrible.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 10. 
    (Chapter 2: Stand) What happened while Bryan Stevenson was listening to Sly?
    • A. 

      An Atlanta SWAT car pulled Bryan over.

    • B. 

      Bryan's second car speaker stopped working.

    • C. 

      The police got out of their vehicles and started pointing guns at Bryan.

    • D. 

      Bryan started walking home.

  • 11. 
    (Chapter 2: Stand) Bryan Stevenson meets with an old man after a predominantly African American church service. What is the old man's first words towards Bryan? -Page 45-
    • A. 

      "Have we met before?"

    • B. 

      "Do I know you?"

    • C. 

      "Do you know what you're doing?"

    • D. 

      "May I thank you for your shared information?"

  • 12. 
    (Chapter 2: Stand) Fill in the blank, an excerpt from page 46.   He cut me off and said loudly, "I'll tell you what you're doing. You're beating the _____ for justice!" He had an impassioned look on his face. He said it again emphatically, "You've got to beat the _____ for justice."
  • 13. 
    (Chapter 2: Stand) The old man that Bryan talks to mentions his scars, bruises, and marks he had gotten. According to page 46, what was the main idea of why the old man had collected those injuries?
    • A. 

      He lost multiple fights in his childhood, and managed to get permanent damage from it.

    • B. 

      He crippled himself over an accident, by falling down from the stairs.

    • C. 

      He had gotten those scars for being a part of or participating in events that African Americans were forbidden to do at that time period.

    • D. 

      The old man had went to prison for trying to register to vote in 1964, and collected scars from the other prisoners.

  • 14. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) What happens to Walter McMillian in the beginning of this chapter?
    • A. 

      He gets shot.

    • B. 

      He gets arrested.

    • C. 

      He gets investigated by police.

    • D. 

      He dies.

  • 15. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) Who is Bill Hooks?
    • A. 

      A young black man with a reputation as a jailhouse snitch.

    • B. 

      Witness of Walter McMillian's case.

    • C. 

      A police officer.

    • D. 

      None of the above.

  • 16. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) Who got lynched in Mobile Alabama?
    • A. 

      Ralph Myers

    • B. 

      Walter McMillian

    • C. 

      Ronda Morrison

    • D. 

      Michael Donald

  • 17. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) In Ralph Meyer's account of the murder of Ronda Morrison, he claims that Walter McMillian did what while he was in the grocery store?
    • A. 

      Bought Cigarettes

    • B. 

      Stole all of the milk from the store.

    • C. 

      Racially insulted others in the store.

    • D. 

      Killed the store clerk.

  • 18. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) What was the nickname of Alabama's wooden electric chair used during the 1930s?
  • 19. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) How did John Evans die?
    • A. 

      Electrocution from 'Yellow Mama'.

    • B. 

      Shot by Russ Canan.

    • C. 

      Ran over by a police car.

    • D. 

      Lynched by the police.

  • 20. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) Where did Walter McMillian's trial take place in?
  • 21. 
    (Chapter 3: Trials and Tribulation) Select the two reasons why the location of Walter McMillian's trial was decided.
    • A. 

      The judge wanted the location to be in the state of Alabama.

    • B. 

      The judge wanted the location to be in a neighboring county that witnesses wouldn't have far to travel.

    • C. 

      The judge wanted the location to be near Walter McMillian.

    • D. 

      The judge wanted the location to have a very slim African American population.

  • 22. 
    (Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross) Whose execution date was scheduled for July, 1989?
    • A. 

      Michael Lindsey

    • B. 

      Horace Dunkins

    • C. 

      David Bagwell

    • D. 

      Wayne Ritter

  • 23. 
    (Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross) Bryan Stevenson relocated his office in what city?
  • 24. 
    (Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross) On what date is Herbert Richardson's scheduled execution?
    • A. 

      July 18

    • B. 

      August 18

    • C. 

      September 18

    • D. 

      October 18

  • 25. 
    (Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross) Why was Herbert Richardson so frustrated at Bryan?
    • A. 

      Bryan hung up on him.

    • B. 

      Bryan moved his execution to an earlier day.

    • C. 

      Bryan was constantly yelling at him.

    • D. 

      Bryan couldn't find a way to help him.

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