(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.

  • 26. 
    (Chapter 4: The Old Rugged Cross) What did both Herbert and Bryan find strange about Herbert's last day alive?
    • A. 

      People chose to start helping him when he needed it the least.

    • B. 

      Herbert's execution was scheduled at an earlier time of the day.

    • C. 

      It took one hour for Herbert to be executed.

    • D. 

      The court decided to change their minds about Herbert right when he died.

  • 27. 
    (Chapter 5: Of the Coming John) What is Walter McMillian's nickname?
  • 28. 
    (Chapter 5: Of the Coming of John) What is the name of Walter McMillian's daughter?
    • A. 

      Jackie

    • B. 

      Paula

    • C. 

      Sammy

    • D. 

      Minnie

  • 29. 
    (Chapter 5: Of the Coming John) What is the name of Walter McMillian's nephew?
  • 30. 
    (Chapter 5: Of the Coming of John) Darnell frantically calls Bryan and tells him that he got arrested for what?
    • A. 

      Killing a store clerk.

    • B. 

      Blowing up a ten-year-old by accident.

    • C. 

      Perjury, for talking about the McMillian case with Bryan.

    • D. 

      Child Custody and Public Scandal

  • 31. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) What state has more juveniles sentenced to death per capita than any other state?
  • 32. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) In 1988, the Court had barred the death penalty (banned death row) for children under the age of what?
  • 33. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) What was the name of the fourteen-year old boy who someone claimed that he shot and killed a man named George?
  • 34. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) Who is George?
    • A. 

      Bryan's Best Friend

    • B. 

      Walter McMillian's Son-in-Law

    • C. 

      Charlie's Mother's Boyfriend

    • D. 

      Member of the Supreme Court

  • 35. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) What were some characteristics of George?
    • A. 

      He would sometimes come home drunk.

    • B. 

      He would rarely beat Charlie's mother.

    • C. 

      He would always work a double part-time job.

    • D. 

      He would mostly come home with guns.

  • 36. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) Why did George drink so much?
    • A. 

      He couldn't get over the fact that he killed Charlie's mom.

    • B. 

      He found out that he was put on death row.

    • C. 

      His first wife and child had been killed in a car accident.

    • D. 

      He loved the taste of alcohol.

  • 37. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) Who killed George, and how did he die?
    • A. 

      He was shot by Charlie.

    • B. 

      He was shot by Charlie's mom.

    • C. 

      He was shot by the police.

    • D. 

      He was executed by 'Yellow Mama'.

  • 38. 
    (Chapter 6: Surely Doomed) What did Charlie talk about when he finally spoke with Bryan?
    • A. 

      What happened when he was in jail.

    • B. 

      What happened with George and his mom.

  • 39. 
    (Chapter 7: Justice Denied) What happens to Ralph Meyers on page 132?
    • A. 

      Ralph gets shot.

    • B. 

      Ralph dies.

    • C. 

      Ralph goes to prison.

    • D. 

      Ralph gets banned from the case.

  • 40. 
    (Chapter 7: Justice Denied) Who thinks that herself is the reason that Walter McMillian is on death row?
  • 41. 
    (Chapter 7: Justice Denied) Mozelle and Onzelle were both best childhood friends.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What is the name of the lyrics of the song written on the first page of the chapter?
  • 43. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What was the name of the young daughter who was financially distressed in Chester, Pennsylvania and was later put on death row for burning a home and killing two young children.
  • 44. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What was the full name of Trina's father?
  • 45. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What would Trina's father do that would harm his wife and his children?
    • A. 

      He would beat his family up and sexually abuse them.

    • B. 

      He would force his family to drink.

    • C. 

      He would make his family sleep outside.

    • D. 

      He would beat up his family, revive them, and beat them up again.

  • 46. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What happened to Trina's baby?
    • A. 

      Trina's baby was executed.

    • B. 

      Trina's baby was sentenced in prison with Trina.

    • C. 

      Trina's baby was sent to foster care.

    • D. 

      Trina's baby was left alone, to die.

  • 47. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What was the name of one of the boys in 1990 who attempted to rob a couple who were out for dinner in Tampa, Florida AND shot one of them with a handgun?
  • 48. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) Juveniles housed in adult prisons are five times more likely to be the victims of sexual assault. Where did the staff of the Apalachee Correctional Institution place Ian?
    • A. 

      Intensive Care

    • B. 

      Adult Prison, anyway.

    • C. 

      Child Custody

    • D. 

      Solitary Confinement

  • 49. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) On Christmas Eve in 1992, who did Ian call, and for what reason?
    • A. 

      He called Bryan Stevenson for help getting him out of Solitary Confinement.

    • B. 

      He called Debbie Baigre (the woman he shot), to apologize.

    • C. 

      He prank called the guards of the Apalachee Correctional Institution

    • D. 

      He called Debbie Baigre (the woman he shot), to insult at her, repeatedly.

  • 50. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What state has the largest population in the world of children condemned to die in prison for non-homicides?
  • 51. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What is ironic about the kind of crimes that Trina, Ian, and Antonio would commit?
    • A. 

      Adults who would commit those crimes would not be sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.

    • B. 

      Children who would commit those crimes would be released in less than twenty-years.

    • C. 

      Adults who would commit those crimes would be sent to Solitary Confinement.

    • D. 

      Children who would commit those crimes were executed without parole.

  • 52. 
    (Chapter 8: All God's Children) What does Ian ask in his letter at the end of chapter eight?
    • A. 

      "When will my sentence be over with?"

    • B. 

      "When will I go to court?"

    • C. 

      "How many photos will $1 purchase me?"

    • D. 

      "Will you help me get out of solitary confinement?"

  • 53. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) How much time does Judge Thomas B. Norton Jr. give to Stevenson to make his case and present his evidence?
  • 54. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) What is the name of Walter's sister?
  • 55. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) What does Walter tell Bryan after the trial?
    • A. 

      He feels relieved that people are finally telling the truth about him.

    • B. 

      He feels nervous, because of the judge's reactions to the testimonies given.

    • C. 

      He feels hopeless and starts planning to give up.

  • 56. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) Why is Bryan Stevenson get upset before the second proceedings begin?
    • A. 

      He is told by the police that him and his family are not allowed to support Walter McMillain.

    • B. 

      The proceedings begun earlier than expected, and because of that, most of the courtroom was already filled with people.

    • C. 

      Bryan and the McMillians were not allowed in the courtroom, and that the vast majority of people in the court by the time that they got in were supporting the Morrisons and the prosecution.

    • D. 

      All of Bryan's evidence was considered as 'invalid' towards the judge, which results into him not being able to use the fresh, new evidence that he worked so hard to obtain.

  • 57. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) Why does Mrs. Williams exit the courtroom?
    • A. 

      She was asked to leave.

    • B. 

      She was sick, and the judge feared that she would spread disease.

    • C. 

      She was threatened by one of the prosecutors.

    • D. 

      She was startled by a police dog.

  • 58. 
    (Chapter 9: I'm Here) What event did the dog most likely remind Mrs. Williams of, according to page 179?
    • A. 

      African American Slavery

    • B. 

      Civil Rights Movement

    • C. 

      World War II

    • D. 

      Civil War

  • 59. 
    (Chapter 10: Mitigation) What made George hallucinate and exhibit bizarre behavior?
    • A. 

      Car Accident

    • B. 

      Fell off of a Cliff

    • C. 

      Ran Over by a Car

    • D. 

      Shot on the Leg

  • 60. 
    (Chapter 10: Mitigation) What is the main reason why George Daniel get arrested?
    • A. 

      Running around his neighborhood naked.

    • B. 

      Scaring the passengers on the bus.

    • C. 

      Shooting a police officer in the stomach.

    • D. 

      Breaking and entering in another person's home.

  • 61. 
    (Chapter 10: Mitigation) What is Bryan Stevenson forced to do when he reaches a local prison yard?
    • A. 

      Empty his pockets for any weapons.

    • B. 

      Scan through the metal detector.

    • C. 

      Claim his Identity

    • D. 

      Take off all of his clothes.