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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 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 could gamble illegally.
(c) Where black people could get a drink before desegregation.
(d) Where black people were hidden during the Civil War.

2. During the trial, what was the racial makeup of the observing crowd?
(a) All black.
(b) All white as blacks were not allowed in the courtroom.
(c) All white on the main floor and a few blacks in the balcony.
(d) About half black and half white.

3. Who does Charlie call Parrain?
(a) Mathu.
(b) Gram Mon.
(c) Corrine.
(d) Candy.

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

5. Who were the three funerals for?
(a) Charlie, Mapes and Luke Will.
(b) Luke Will, Beau, and Charlie.
(c) Beau, Luke Will and Mathu.
(d) Mapes, Leroy and Luke Will.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who was calling on God?

2. 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?

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

4. Who agreed with Gil?

5. Who welcomed Gil at the door of his father's house?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What is Leroy's reaction to getting shot?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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