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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. When Miss Merle is talking about "Jack" who is she referring to?
(a) Candy.
(b) Mathu.
(c) The Major.
(d) Snookum.

2. Where does Lou Dimes work?
(a) The Marshall house.
(b) The sugar cane fields.
(c) The concrete plant.
(d) The newspaper in Baton Rouge.

3. What kinds of flowers did Jack Toussaint grow?
(a) Sunflowers.
(b) Roses.
(c) Lillies.
(d) Four-o'clocks.

4. Why did Mathu look down on some of the men who arrived to help him?
(a) Because they worked for other people.
(b) Because they were poorer than him.
(c) Because they were lazy in his eyes.
(d) Because they had lighter skin than Mathu.

5. What was so important about the "Salt and Pepper" football duo?
(a) Salt and Pepper hated each other but played football well together.
(b) It would be the first time that a black and white boy played in the same backfield in the Deep South.
(c) Because Salt was Cajun.
(d) LSU had a losing season and needed to use Salt and Pepper in the big game the next day.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who arrived at the end of the chapter?

2. Why did Snookum not get along with Reverend Jameson?

3. Who carried his gun like a soldier?

4. Why did Jacob feel bad about his sister's death?

5. What is the garry?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why did Gil look at Cal like he hated him?

2. Who were Salt and Pepper?

3. What is the significance of Janey scolding Snookum to call Candy "Miss Candy" and Lou "Mr. Lou?"

4. What was the significance of empty number five shells?

5. Why was Gil torn between love for his family and sadness over their past actions?

6. What color was the dress Corrine wore and the color of the bedspread used to cover the body? Why is this important?

7. Why did Clatoo stop the truck before he got to Mathu's?

8. What was the significance of Chimley's name?

9. What was Johnny Paul talking about when he talked to Mapes about what he couldn't see?

10. What does Janey do when she hears the news of the murder?

(see the answer keys)

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