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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. What does Mapes say to Lou?
(a) "You're in charge."
(b) "I'm shot."
(c) "You're an idiot."
(d) "My deputy is a coward."

2. What was Lou doing in the final moments of the shoot-out?
(a) He was organizing the men to stand and hoop and shoot.
(b) He was waving his arms trying to get people to stop shooting.
(c) He was hiding under the house with Snookum.
(d) He was shooting at the tractor.

3. Who welcomed Gil at the door of his father's house?
(a) Fix.
(b) Russell.
(c) Sully.
(d) Jean.

4. Why do the old men call Mapes into the house?
(a) Charlie wants to confess to the murder and turn himself in.
(b) Mapes told them they had 15 minutes and the old men know their time is up.
(c) Charlie is afraid of Fix and wants police protection.
(d) Charlie wants to challenge Mapes.

5. Who did Luke Will say was in charge?
(a) Lou.
(b) Mathu.
(c) Leroy.
(d) Charlie.

Short Answer Questions

1. What did Fix do when Gil did not agree with him?

2. What was different about the way Yank hollered?

3. What happens when Charlie and Mapes go out the front door?

4. What action did Gil want his father to take about the death of his brother, Beau?

5. Who picks up Candy and puts her in his car?

Short Essay Questions

1. How many days did the trial last?

2. How was Gil welcomed by the people gathered at his father's house?

3. Why did Mapes call Charlie "Mr. Biggs?"

4. Why was it important for Charlie to come forward and confess to the murder of Beau?

5. What did Mapes mean when he told Luke Will that Charlie was now in charge?

6. When the shoot-out began, how did the old black men get organized and decide what to do?

7. Describe the final moments of the shoot-out.

8. Why is it important that this chapter is narrated by a child?

9. What does Charlie do when the shoot-out begins?

10. Why did Fix need all his sons to agree on a course of action?

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