Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How do Candy's parents die?
2. What kind of a cap is Chimley wearing?
3. What does Clatoo do with the shoe box?
4. When does Chimley not mind being called by his nickname?
5. How does Mapes, the sheriff, prove that Uncle Billy does not shoot Beau?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who comes in from the kitchen and what is he doing there? Where is he all day?
2. When Miss Merle arrives with sandwiches, what does she do to show her disgust at the crowd of old black men?
3. Why does Candy tell all the old black men to shoot their guns once?
4. Why does Miss Merle slap Janey and why does Janey stand there and take it?
5. Why is Gil torn between love for his family and sadness over their past actions?
6. What is happening to the black graveyards?
7. Why does each old black man claim responsibility for the murder of Beau?
8. What color is the dress Corrine wears and the color of the bedspread she uses to cover the body? Why is this important?
9. Why is it important that this chapter is narrated by a child?
10. What does Gil's coach want to tell Gill? Why aren't Cal and Sully in this meeting?
Each chapter is narrated by a different person, but the author chooses not to use certain characters to tell the story. Candy, Mapes, Gil, Mathu and Fix do not share their viewpoint of the story, even though they are major characters. Why do you think the author chooses not to use these characters as storytellers? Each of these characters have strong viewpoints about the events of the day. Each of these characters influence events of the day. How is your opinion of these characters different if they are narrating their own chapters? How does this change the story?
In Tee Jack's store/bar, there is a room that he calls the "nigger room". It is a symbol of the past when the bar is segregated. What other symbols of past segregation are in the story? Give three examples and explain why they are symbols of past segregation.
Using the characters of Fix, Candy and Gil, put into perspective the concept of the past, present and future. Allow Fix to represent the past. Discuss his treatment of black people, as described in the story. Candy is the present. She is white, but is practically raised by Mathu, a black man, and Miss Merle, a white woman. How does this shape her story? What is her unique perspective of her world? Gil represents the future. His life looks very different from his father's. Why? What changes and shapes Gil's ideas about race? How do all of these characters change after the events in this story? What does the future look like to each character? How much do they each change?
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