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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. Who agreed with Gil?
(a) His brother Jean.
(b) Luke Will.
(c) His brother Claude.
(d) Fix.

2. When Luke Will ran out of shells, what did Charlie offer?
(a) To stop the shoot-out.
(b) More shells.
(c) To surrender.
(d) To kill him.

3. What does Luke Will say to Mapes about Charlie?
(a) Luke Will tells Mapes that Mathu is the murderer, not Charlie.
(b) Luke Will tells Mapes that he's going to beat Charlie.
(c) Luke Will tells Mapes to "hand him over."
(d) Luke Will tells Mapes that he wants to talk to Charlie.

4. How many days did the trail go on?
(a) 5 days.
(b) 14 days.
(c) 4 weeks.
(d) 3 days.

5. What did Mathu ask Snookum to get from the house when the sandwiches came?
(a) Plates and forks.
(b) Beer.
(c) Ice water.
(d) More guns.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Luke Will's gang do at the end of the chapter?

2. What phrase does Charlie keep saying over and over again?

3. Once the old men are in the field, what do they do?

4. What does Tee Jack do to calm Luke Will and his friends?

5. The old men want to talk inside the house alone. They do not want Candy in the house with them. Candy gets very angry. What does Mapes say is Candy's motivation?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. How does Charlie prove he is a man?

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

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

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

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