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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. How far did Charlie go before he was hit?
(a) Across the yard.
(b) To the ditch.
(c) To the tractor.
(d) Three or Four steps.

2. What is the "nigger room" in Tee Jack's store?
(a) Where Tee Jack stored cheap liqour that he sold to black customers.
(b) Where black people were hidden during the Civil War.
(c) Where black people could gamble illegally.
(d) Where black people could get a drink before desegregation.

3. Who narrates this chapter?
(a) Lou.
(b) Snookum.
(c) Mapes.
(d) Chimley

4. What does Jack Marshall do every day?
(a) Jack Marshall runs the Marshall plantation with his niece Candy.
(b) Jack Marshall runs the concrete plant.
(c) Jack Marshall comes into Tee Jack's store and drinks and stares at the door to the "nigger room."
(d) Jack Marshall is the head of the lynch mob.

5. Who shot Mapes?
(a) One of the old black men.
(b) One of Luke Will's lynch mob.
(c) Lou Dimes.
(d) The deputy.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who in the store (bar) thinks that the police should handle the murder?

2. Where is Snookum when Lou notices him?

3. What does Luke Will say to Mapes about Charlie?

4. What did Candy do when she waved goodbye to the old men?

5. Why does Candy slap Lou in the car?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. How many funerals were there?

5. How did Mapes get the group of old men to decide to end the evening?

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

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

8. Who did Mapes put in charge after he was wounded?

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

10. Who came in from the kitchen and what was he doing there?

(see the answer keys)

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