A Gathering of Old Men Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Luke Will notice about Tee Jack at the end of chapter 13?

2. Why does Candy slap Lou in the car?

3. During the shoot-out, what does Lou tell Mapes when he crawls over to him?

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

5. What does Leroy do for most of the time that the shoot-out is going on?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

When Gil arrives at the crime scene, the deputy lets him through right away. Gil shakes hands with everyone, white and black. What does this say about Gil's history? How does Gil behave in the past? Do you think Gil ever does anything like his father, even when he is young? What do you think he is like in high school?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the odd friendship of Mapes and Mathu. How do they know each other? Why does Mapes always treat Mathu differently than he does other black men? After the events in the story, how do Mapes and Mathu interact? Are they still friends? Do they still hunt and fish together? Are their discussions different? The same?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the relationships between the black and white people in this town. Why don't they change after slavery and after civil rights? Why is this town so far behind the times? Explain what is happening in this story between the people who are light-skinned blacks and the people who are dark-skinned blacks. What about the whites and the Cajuns? How do they all view each other? Who is "looking down" on whom?

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