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  • 1. 

    How did Kenny describe Birmingham?

    • A.

      He said it was like an oven.

    • B.

      He said it was the dullest place he had ever seen.

    • C.

      He said it like Flint in prehistoric times.

    • D.

      He said it was like a swamp.

    Correct Answer
    A. He said it was like an oven.
    Explanation
    Kenny described Birmingham as being like an oven. This implies that he felt the city was extremely hot, possibly due to high temperatures or a lack of coolness. This comparison suggests that Kenny found Birmingham to be uncomfortably warm, emphasizing the intensity of the heat in the city.

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  • 2. 

    Who was Grandma Sand's companion and dearest friend?

    • A.

      Mr. Robert

    • B.

      Mr. Moses

    • C.

      Mr. Bruce

    • D.

      Mr. Albert

    Correct Answer
    A. Mr. Robert
    Explanation
    Grandma Sand's companion and dearest friend was Mr. Robert.

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  • 3. 

    Kenny described the _________________ as the scariest things he had ever seen.

    • A.

      Appalachian Mountains

    • B.

      Mountain folks in a pick-up truck

    • C.

      Black bears at a rest stop

    • D.

      Signs that said, "Whites Only"

    Correct Answer
    A. Appalachian Mountains
    Explanation
    Kenny described the Appalachian Mountains as the scariest things he had ever seen. This suggests that Kenny found the mountains to be extremely intimidating or frightening. The use of the word "scariest" implies that Kenny was deeply affected by the sight of the Appalachian Mountains, perhaps due to their size, ruggedness, or some other aspect that instilled fear in him.

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  • 4. 

    Dad described the ______________ by saying the family had their fingers in God's beard and were tickling him as they drove.

    • A.

      Mountains

    • B.

      Fog

    • C.

      Snow

    • D.

      Farmland

    Correct Answer
    A. Mountains
    Explanation
    The correct answer is mountains. The description of the family having their fingers in God's beard and tickling him suggests a sense of awe and grandeur, which is commonly associated with mountains. Mountains are often seen as majestic and powerful, and the imagery used in the description aligns with this perception.

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  • 5. 

    The children told to stay away from ___________________because a boy had drowned in the whirlpool.

    • A.

      Collier Landing

    • B.

      Burton's Bayou

    • C.

      Marion's Swamp

    • D.

      Dragon's Marsh

    Correct Answer
    A. Collier Landing
    Explanation
    The children were told to stay away from Collier Landing because a boy had drowned in the whirlpool.

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  • 6. 

    What did Byron do when Kenny was out of the water?

    • A.

      Byron kissed the top of Kenny's head.

    • B.

      Byron gave Kenny CPR to help him breathe again.

    • C.

      Byron beat up Kenny for being reckless.

    • D.

      Byron ran home to get towels and a blanket.

    Correct Answer
    A. Byron kissed the top of Kenny's head.
    Explanation
    After Kenny was out of the water, Byron showed care and affection towards him by kissing the top of his head. This action suggests that Byron was relieved to see Kenny safe and wanted to comfort him after the incident. It demonstrates a loving and protective gesture from Byron towards his brother.

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  • 7. 

    Which statement about what Kenny did and saw when he got to the church is false?

    • A.

      He pulled a dead girl out by her legs.

    • B.

      He went inside and saw smoke and dust.

    • C.

      He grabbed the shoe and left the church with it.

    • D.

      He thought he saw the water monster with Joey.

    Correct Answer
    A. He pulled a dead girl out by her legs.
    Explanation
    Kenny did not pull a dead girl out by her legs.

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  • 8. 

    Which of the following shows how Kenny reacted to the Birmingham church bombing?

    • A.

      Kenny hid behind the couch in "The World Famous Pet Hospital."

    • B.

      Kenny decided to stay home from Sunday School.

    • C.

      Kenny ran away from Grandma Sands' house

    • D.

      All of the above

    Correct Answer
    A. Kenny hid behind the couch in "The World Famous Pet Hospital."
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kenny hid behind the couch in "The World Famous Pet Hospital." This is because the question asks how Kenny reacted to the Birmingham church bombing, and hiding behind the couch implies that Kenny was scared or trying to protect himself during the incident. The other options, such as deciding to stay home from Sunday School or running away from Grandma Sands' house, do not directly relate to the Birmingham church bombing.

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  • 9. 

    _____________________were killed.

    • A.

      Four little girls

    • B.

      Seven teenage children

    • C.

      Two girls and two boys

    • D.

      Four old little boys

    Correct Answer
    A. Four little girls
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Four little girls." This answer is derived from the phrase "Four little girls were killed." The question is asking for the number of individuals who were killed, and the answer specifies that it is four little girls who lost their lives.

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  • 10. 

    Where was Kenny going when he disappeared every day?  What did Byron called the area?

    • A.

      He was hiding behind the couch in the living room; World Famous Watson Pet Hospital

    • B.

      He was hiding under the porch; Watson Feel Better Quick Club

    • C.

      He was going under the back porch; Kenny Watson Care Center

    • D.

      He was going up in the attic; Watson Forget Your Trouble Room

    Correct Answer
    A. He was hiding behind the couch in the living room; World Famous Watson Pet Hospital
  • 11. 

    Which statement best describes the historical context of the novel?

    • A.

      The novel occurs during the Civil Rights Movement.

    • B.

      The novel occurs during the present day.

    • C.

      The novel occurs during the Civil War.

    • D.

      The novel occurs during World War II.

    Correct Answer
    A. The novel occurs during the Civil Rights Movement.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "The novel occurs during the Civil Rights Movement." This is because the Civil Rights Movement was a significant historical period in the United States, characterized by the fight for equal rights and racial justice for African Americans. The novel likely explores themes and events related to this time period, such as segregation, discrimination, and the struggle for civil rights.

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  • 12. 

    Why did the Watson leave Alabama the night of the bombing?

    • A.

      They didn't want Joey to hear about the bombing.

    • B.

      Dad wanted to get back to work.

    • C.

      They thought Byron would get bad ideas.

    • D.

      They were worried about Kenny.

    Correct Answer
    A. They didn't want Joey to hear about the bombing.
    Explanation
    The Watsons left Alabama the night of the bombing because they didn't want Joey to hear about it. This suggests that the parents were trying to protect Joey from the traumatic news and shield her from any potential emotional distress. It also implies that they were concerned about the impact the bombing would have on Joey and wanted to spare her from the fear and anxiety that such an event could cause.

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  • 13. 

    In what city do the Watson live?

    • A.

      Flint

    • B.

      Detroit

    • C.

      New York

    • D.

      Chicago

    Correct Answer
    A. Flint
    Explanation
    The Watsons live in Flint.

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  • 14. 

    What is Daddy Wastson's nickname for Moses Henderson?

    • A.

      Hambone

    • B.

      Head

    • C.

      Chicken Lips

    • D.

      Longdhanks

    Correct Answer
    A. Hambone
    Explanation
    Daddy Watson's nickname for Moses Henderson is "Hambone".

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  • 15. 

    Which aunt's house do the Watsons go to when it gets too cold?

    • A.

      Aunt Cydney's

    • B.

      Aunt Sand's

    • C.

      Aunt Robin's

    • D.

      Aunt Celia's

    Correct Answer
    A. Aunt Cydney's
    Explanation
    The Watsons go to Aunt Cydney's house when it gets too cold.

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  • 16. 

    Whose lips are frozen to the car's rear-view mirror?

    • A.

      Kenny's

    • B.

      Dad's

    • C.

      Joey's

    • D.

      Byron's

    Correct Answer
    A. Kenny's
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Kenny's. This can be inferred from the question which asks about whose lips are frozen to the car's rear-view mirror. Since the question does not provide any additional context or information, we can assume that the answer refers to the person named Kenny.

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  • 17. 

    What do the neighbors call the Watson family?

    • A.

      The Weird Watson

    • B.

      The Woeful Watson

    • C.

      The Wailing Watson

    • D.

      The Wacky Watson

    Correct Answer
    A. The Weird Watson
    Explanation
    The neighbors call the Watson family "The Weird Watson" because they perceive them as strange or unconventional. This could be due to their peculiar behaviors, unusual interests, or unconventional lifestyle choices. The term "weird" suggests that the Watson family stands out from the rest of the neighbors in some way, making them memorable and distinct.

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  • 18. 

    What does Wilona do when she gets angry?

    • A.

      Speaks in a heavy Southern accent

    • B.

      Does not speak at all

    • C.

      Speaks in a different language

    • D.

      Squeeze her eye shut

    Correct Answer
    A. Speaks in a heavy Southern accent
    Explanation
    Wilona speaks in a heavy Southern accent when she gets angry. This suggests that her anger triggers a change in her speech pattern, causing her to adopt a distinct regional accent. This behavior may be a reflection of her upbringing or cultural background, where the Southern accent is associated with strong emotions such as anger.

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  • 19. 

    Which poet's work is Kenny asked to read in front of Bryon's class?

    • A.

      Langston Hughes's

    • B.

      Walt Whitman

    • C.

      Ezra Pound's

    • D.

      Maya Angelou's

    Correct Answer
    A. Langston Hughes's
    Explanation
    Kenny is asked to read Langston Hughes's work in front of Bryon's class.

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  • 20. 

    What nickname does everyone give Kenny because he is so smart?

    • A.

      Poindexter

    • B.

      Einstein

    • C.

      Edison

    • D.

      Egghead

    Correct Answer
    A. Poindexter
    Explanation
    Kenny is given the nickname "Poindexter" because he is extremely intelligent. This nickname is often used to refer to someone who is academically gifted or a nerd. It implies that Kenny is highly knowledgeable and intellectually advanced, similar to a character named Poindexter who is portrayed as a genius in popular culture.

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  • 21. 

    Who is the "king" of Clark Elementary?

    • A.

      Larry Dunn

    • B.

      Byron

    • C.

      Buphead

    • D.

      Rufus

    Correct Answer
    A. Larry Dunn
    Explanation
    Larry Dunn is the "king" of Clark Elementary because he holds a position of authority or influence in the school. This could be due to his role as a teacher, principal, or another leadership position. The other options, Byron, Buphead, and Rufus, are not mentioned in the question and therefore cannot be considered as potential candidates for the "king" of Clark Elementary.

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  • 22. 

    Rufus come over every day to play with Kenny toy.....

    • A.

      Dinosaurs

    • B.

      Cars and trucks

    • C.

      Jungle animals

    • D.

      Trains

    Correct Answer
    A. Dinosaurs
    Explanation
    Rufus comes over every day to play with Kenny's toy dinosaurs.

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  • 23. 

    What is the name of the game that Rufus and Kenny play with Kenny's toys?

    • A.

      Americans vs. Nazis

    • B.

      Cowboys and Indians

    • C.

      Good guys vs. Bad guys

    • D.

      Cops and Robbers

    Correct Answer
    A. Americans vs. Nazis
    Explanation
    Rufus and Kenny play a game with Kenny's toys where they pretend to be on opposing sides, with Rufus being the Americans and Kenny being the Nazis.

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  • 24. 

    Who used to steal Kenny's toys?

    • A.

      LJ Jones

    • B.

      Buphead

    • C.

      Rufus

    • D.

      Cody

    Correct Answer
    A. LJ Jones
    Explanation
    LJ Jones used to steal Kenny's toys.

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  • 25. 

    Rufus gets upset because Kenny laughs along with everyone else about his.....

    • A.

      Clothes

    • B.

      Glasses

    • C.

      Accent

    • D.

      Hair

    Correct Answer
    A. Clothes
    Explanation
    Rufus gets upset because Kenny laughs along with everyone else about his clothes. This suggests that Rufus is sensitive about his fashion choices or appearance, and feels hurt when others mock or make fun of his clothing. This could be due to a lack of confidence or self-esteem, as he may feel judged or embarrassed by his outfit.

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  • 26. 

    Why does Byron say the garbage truck that comes in the morning really does?

    • A.

      Picks up dead, frozen people from the street

    • B.

      Takes bullied kids to school

    • C.

      Clears up all the snow

    • D.

      Drops off crates full of welfare food

    Correct Answer
    A. Picks up dead, frozen people from the street
    Explanation
    Byron says that the garbage truck that comes in the morning really picks up dead, frozen people from the street. This suggests that Byron has a morbid or dark sense of humor, as he is making a joke about the garbage truck's purpose. It is important to note that this answer is not meant to be taken literally, but rather as a sarcastic or humorous response.

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  • 27. 

    Who steals Kenny's pair of gloves?

    • A.

      Larry

    • B.

      Byron

    • C.

      Rufus

    • D.

      Cody

    Correct Answer
    A. Larry
    Explanation
    Larry steals Kenny's pair of gloves.

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  • 28. 

    What was Byron called since he turned 13 years old?

    • A.

      Official juvenile delinquent

    • B.

      Young master Watson

    • C.

      Heir to the Watson fortune

    • D.

      The great guy

    Correct Answer
    A. Official juvenile delinquent
    Explanation
    Byron was called "Official juvenile delinquent" since he turned 13 years old. This suggests that Byron had a reputation for engaging in delinquent behavior during his teenage years.

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  • 29. 

    How is Birmingham, Alabama different from Flint, Michigan in 1963?

    • A.

      In 1963, people in Birmingham were racially segregated, while people in Flint were not.

    • B.

      People in Birmingham went to church, while people in Flint did not.

    • C.

      People in Birmingham lived on tree-lined streets, while people in Flint did not.

    • D.

      Children in Flint could be bullies, but children in Birmingham could not.

    Correct Answer
    A. In 1963, people in Birmingham were racially segregated, while people in Flint were not.
    Explanation
    In 1963, Birmingham, Alabama and Flint, Michigan differed in terms of racial segregation. People in Birmingham were racially segregated, meaning that there were strict laws and practices in place that enforced the separation of different races in public facilities, schools, and other aspects of daily life. On the other hand, people in Flint did not experience the same level of racial segregation. This difference in racial segregation was a significant aspect of the social and cultural dynamics of these two cities during that time period.

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  • 30. 

    Why did Momma put her hand over her mouth when she thought something was funny?

    • A.

      She had a gap between her two front teeth that she did not like to show.

    • B.

      She did not like to show her emotions.

    • C.

      She did not like the sound of her giggle and tried to stop it.

    • D.

      She had been raised that it was not proper for a lady to laugh.

    Correct Answer
    A. She had a gap between her two front teeth that she did not like to show.
    Explanation
    Momma put her hand over her mouth when she thought something was funny because she had a gap between her two front teeth that she did not like to show. This suggests that she was self-conscious about her appearance and wanted to hide her teeth when she laughed.

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  • 31. 

    What did Momma catch Byron doing?

    • A.

      Byron got catch lighting matching in the bathroom.

    • B.

      Byron got catch smoking cigarettes in the back of the house.

    • C.

      Byron got caught stealing money from her purse.

    • D.

      Byron got caught forging Dad's signature on his report card.

    Correct Answer
    A. Byron got catch lighting matching in the bathroom.
  • 32. 

    What did Momma tell Byron to do when he went to Mr. Mitchell's store?

    • A.

      She told him to sign for the groceries.

    • B.

      She told him to ask if he could pay the next week.

    • C.

      She told him to offer to work for Mr. Mitchell in payment for the food.

    • D.

      She told him to use money from his piggy bank to pay.

    Correct Answer
    A. She told him to sign for the groceries.
    Explanation
    Momma told Byron to sign for the groceries when he went to Mr. Mitchell's store. This means that Byron was given the responsibility to acknowledge receiving the groceries by signing a document or receipt. This suggests that Momma trusted Byron to handle this task and it also implies that Byron was old enough to handle such a responsibility.

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  • 33. 

    In the sentence, "Byron had gotten a conk! A process! A do! A butter! A ton of trouble!" Kenny id referring to:

    • A.

      Byron's new hairstyle

    • B.

      A record player for the car

    • C.

      Punishment for beating Larry Dunn

    • D.

      A stolen treat from Mitchell's corner store

    Correct Answer
    A. Byron's new hairstyle
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Byron's new hairstyle. The sentence mentions different words like "conk," "process," "do," "butter," and "ton of trouble," which are all slang terms used to describe different types of hairstyles. This suggests that Kenny is referring to Byron's new hairstyle.

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  • 34. 

    Who is Grandma Sands?

    • A.

      She is Mrs. Watson's mother.

    • B.

      She is Mr. Watson's mother

    • C.

      She is Mrs. Watson's grandmother

    • D.

      She is Mrs. Watson's aunt

    Correct Answer
    A. She is Mrs. Watson's mother.
    Explanation
    Grandma Sands is Mrs. Watson's mother because the relationship mentioned in the question is between Grandma Sands and Mrs. Watson. The other options, such as Mr. Watson's mother, Mrs. Watson's grandmother, and Mrs. Watson's aunt, are not supported by the information given in the question.

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  • 35. 

    What was Kenny's song?

    • A.

      "Yakety Yak"

    • B.

      "Love me Tender"

    • C.

      "Big Bad John"

    • D.

      "Blue Suede Shoes"

    Correct Answer
    A. "Yakety Yak"
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Yakety Yak" because the question is asking for Kenny's song, and out of the given options, "Yakety Yak" is the only one that matches.

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  • 36. 

    While they were all sitting in the car, the parents told the children the family______________.

    • A.

      Would soon be driving to Alabama. Byron would be spending the summer or maybe the next school with Grandma Sands.

    • B.

      Would soon be driving to New York. Byron will be attending military school there. Grandma Sands will pay for it.

    • C.

      Would soon be moving to Alabama. The family was going to move in with Grandma Sands.

    • D.

      Would be visiting Alabama. They have bought a ranch near Grandma Sands.

    Correct Answer
    A. Would soon be driving to Alabama. Byron would be spending the summer or maybe the next school with Grandma Sands.
    Explanation
    The correct answer suggests that the family will soon be driving to Alabama and that Byron will be spending either the summer or the next school year with Grandma Sands. This implies that the family has a close relationship with Grandma Sands and that they visit her often.

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  • 37. 

    Where did Byron have to sleep the night before the family trip?

    • A.

      He had to sleep on the floor in his parent's room.

    • B.

      He had to sleep at Buphead's house.

    • C.

      He had to sleep at the police station.

    • D.

      He had to sleep in his parent's closet.

    Correct Answer
    A. He had to sleep on the floor in his parent's room.
    Explanation
    Byron had to sleep on the floor in his parent's room because there was no other available space for him to sleep. This suggests that the family may have limited sleeping arrangements or that Byron's parents did not have a separate room for him to sleep in. Sleeping on the floor in his parent's room indicates that Byron had to make do with the available space and accommodations for the night before the family trip.

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  • 38. 

    Which statement about the gift from Mrs. Davidson to Joey is true?

    • A.

      Joey didn't like the angel because it was white, and she was not a white girl.

    • B.

      Joey liked the mystery book and began to read it.

    • C.

      Joey liked the new dress and put it on right away.

    • D.

      Joey didn't like the large stuff dog because it scared her.

    Correct Answer
    A. Joey didn't like the angel because it was white, and she was not a white girl.
    Explanation
    Joey didn't like the angel because it was white, and she was not a white girl. This statement suggests that Joey had a preference for dolls or toys that resembled her own racial or ethnic identity.

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  • 39. 

    What time period does this book take place in (this should be very easy)?

    • A.

      1960s

    • B.

      1970s

    • C.

      1980s

    • D.

      1990s

    Correct Answer
    A. 1960s
    Explanation
    The book takes place in the 1960s.

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  • 40. 

    Who is the narrator of the novel?

    • A.

      Kenny

    • B.

      Rufus

    • C.

      Byron

    • D.

      Joetta

    Correct Answer
    A. Kenny
    Explanation
    Kenny is the narrator of the novel.

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  • 41. 

    Why is the store owner confused when the two children ask to sign the welfare list?

    • A.

      There is no list.

    • B.

      The Hicks are not on Welfare.

    • C.

      He does not allow people to sign for items.

    • D.

      He does not recognize them.

    Correct Answer
    A. There is no list.
    Explanation
    The store owner is confused when the two children ask to sign the welfare list because there is no such list. This suggests that the children may have been mistaken or misinformed about the existence of a welfare list. Without a list, the store owner would not have any reason to allow people to sign for items or recognize them based on their presence on the list.

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  • 42. 

    What kind of bird does Byron see in a phone wire?

    • A.

      Mourning dove

    • B.

      Pigeon

    • C.

      Barn owl

    • D.

      Sparrow

    Correct Answer
    A. Mourning dove
    Explanation
    Byron sees a mourning dove in a phone wire. This is evident from the given answer choice "Mourning dove."

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  • 43. 

    Which of the following best describes the scene at the church?

    • A.

      People were screaming, crying, and running in all directions.

    • B.

      The Watson ran into the church, climbing over rubble.

    • C.

      Nobody seemed to notice the church was destroyed.

    • D.

      Byron pulled a girl out from under a pile of concrete.

    Correct Answer
    A. People were screaming, crying, and running in all directions.
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "People were screaming, crying, and running in all directions." This answer best describes the chaotic and frantic scene at the church. The description of people screaming, crying, and running in all directions suggests a sense of panic and chaos, indicating that something serious or traumatic has occurred at the church.

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  • 44. 

    Why did Byron want to sign for the groceries at the store?

    • A.

      He thought that signing for groceries meant they were on welfare.

    • B.

      He didn't know how to write his name

    • C.

      He thought that signing for the groceries was stealing.

    • D.

      He was afraid that Larry Dunn would steal the groceries.

    Correct Answer
    A. He thought that signing for groceries meant they were on welfare.
    Explanation
    Byron wanted to sign for the groceries at the store because he believed that signing for groceries indicated that they were receiving welfare benefits. This suggests that Byron may have been in a situation where his family needed assistance and receiving groceries through welfare would help them meet their basic needs.

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  • 45. 

    Which detail from the novel is a historical term that shows what it was like to live in 1963?

    • A.

      "Colored-only" bathrooms in Birmingham

    • B.

      Outhouse bathroom in Birmingham

    • C.

      The "Wool Pooh" at Collier's Landing

    • D.

      Welfare milk and cheese in Flint, MI

    Correct Answer
    A. "Colored-only" bathrooms in Birmingham
    Explanation
    The detail of "Colored-only" bathrooms in Birmingham is a historical term that shows what it was like to live in 1963. This term refers to the segregation and discrimination faced by African Americans during that time period, where they were restricted to separate facilities from white individuals. This detail highlights the racial inequality and the oppressive Jim Crow laws that were prevalent in the United States during the Civil Rights Movement.

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