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Helen Prejean
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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. Why does Patrick say his mother rarely comes to visit him?
(a) She suffers bad health.
(b) She does not like him.
(c) She is in prison.
(d) She has no money.

2. What is the only thing a prisoners has to read in the hole?
(a) Tourist guides.
(b) Prison rules.
(c) A Bible.
(d) Song lyrics.

3. How does Prejean describe Pat's appearance 40 hours before his execution?
(a) Thin and sallow.
(b) Bloated and miserable.
(c) Bright and chirpy.
(d) Resigned and relaxed.

4. Why does Helen think Patrick does not apologize to Mr. Borgue?
(a) He has an unforgiving nature.
(b) He is too ashamed.
(c) He wants Patrick to die.
(d) He is guilty of his own crimes.

5. What has to happen for death by electric chair to be immediate?
(a) The person would have to be drugged.
(b) The current has to be over 1000 watts.
(c) The person would have to have a bad heart.
(d) The current has to reach the brain.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Eddie write a letter to in Chapter 3?

2. What is the name of the house Helen works at in New Orleans?

3. Who goes with Helen to see Patrick on January 18?

4. What did Patrick serve time for in 1968?

5. What state was Prejean born in?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does meeting Patrick make Helen realize how lucky she has been?

2. How does Helen force the prison to relax their rules on giving visitors food?

3. Why does Helen think Patrick heeds her word and not leaving life with hatred in his heart?

4. What does Helen state about the love between her and Patrick?

5. Why does Helen think Patrick says another to Mr. Borque?

6. Why does the governor refuse to interfere with Patrick's execution?

7. What memories does Patrick have of his father?

8. Why is Patrick in jail?

9. What happens during Patrick's execution?

10. What does Helen say she thinks about the pardon board in this section?

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