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Peter Jenkins (travel author)
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 25, Governor Wallace makes Peter an offer. What is Peter's response to Governor Wallace's offer?
(a) He accepts.
(b) He laughs.
(c) He makes a counter offer.
(d) He declines.

2. At the end of Chapter 22 when Peter leaves the Farm, how does Peter feel?
(a) Alone.
(b) Joyful.
(c) Determined.
(d) Happy.

3. In Chapter 23, Peter is debating traveling to which two states?
(a) Mississippi or Alabama.
(b) North Carolina or South Carolina.
(c) Louisianna or Texas.
(d) Oregon or Seattle.

4. In Chapter 15, who does Peter discover lives in Murphy?
(a) His college roomate's sister.
(b) Bootleggers and drug dealers.
(c) An old friend.
(d) His great grandfather.

5. In Chapter 25, what surprises Peter when he enters the diner?
(a) There is no one there.
(b) The diner is empty.
(c) Everyone is dressed in black tie.
(d) Blacks and whites are dining together.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Peter feel when he leaves M.C's place?

2. Why does Peter not set up his tent in Chapter 24?

3. Why do the bootleggers dislike Peter?

4. In Chapter 16, what does the oldest Oliver son tell the bootleggers?

5. How does Peter feel about America at the end of Chapter 18?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Peter's relationship with Cooper.

2. How does Peter meet the Oliver brothers in Chapter 13? What does Peter do with them?

3. In Chapter 22 there is a terrible accident. Describe this event.

4. Describe the Oliver family home.

5. Describe Governor Wallace and what Peter thinks about him in.

6. In Chapter 23 Peter meets a family while walking. What does the family do for him, and how does this change his opinion on Alabama?

7. Describe Peter's church experience while living with the Oliver family in Chapter 13.

8. In Chapters 15 and 16, Peter finds himself isolated from the men at work. What causes this rift?

9. What is Peter's job like while living in Murphy?

10. Describe M.C Jenkins. What important role does he play in Peter's life?

(see the answer keys)

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