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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 Tee Jack do to calm Luke Will and his friends?
(a) Tee Jack reminds Luke Will that his store/bar is still segregated.
(b) Tee Jack gives Luke Will and his boys liquor for free.
(c) Tee Jack offers to help with the lynching.
(d) Tee Jack tell the professor to shut up.

2. How old is Charlie?
(a) 70
(b) 60
(c) 30
(d) 50

3. Once the old men are in the field, what do they do?
(a) They lay low and stay quiet.
(b) They hide in the swamps.
(c) They are confused and don't know what to do next.
(d) They spead out, rise up and hoop and then fire at Luke Will and his gang.

4. What has Charlie done his whole life until today?
(a) Got drunk.
(b) Ran away from anything that scared him.
(c) Killed white men.
(d) Worked hard on the plantation.

5. What does Charlie do before he charges Luke Will?
(a) Shoots Leroy.
(b) Yells at Luke Will to give up.
(c) Smokes a cigarette.
(d) Decides to give up.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Who is the first person to get shot in the shoot-out?

3. What did Lou tell Mapes when he crawled over to him?

4. What does Mapes say to Lou?

5. Who was calling on God?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What was the "nigger room" a symbol of?

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

6. What did Miss Merle do to show her disgust at the crowd of old black men?

7. How does Charlie prove he is a man?

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

9. How were the old men getting a bathroom break?

10. How many days did the trial last?

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