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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who agreed with Gil?
2. Once the old men are in the field, what do they do?
3. Who in the store (bar) thinks that the police should handle the murder?
4. What would bring the court to laughing?
5. What did Fix do when Gil did not agree with him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Mapes mean when he told Luke Will that Charlie was now in charge?
2. How was Gil welcomed by the people gathered at his father's house?
3. What was Tee Jack afraid of?
4. Why did Fix need all his sons to agree on a course of action?
5. Why is it important that this chapter is narrated by a child?
6. When the shoot-out began, how did the old black men get organized and decide what to do?
7. How many funerals were there?
8. Who did Mapes put in charge after he was wounded?
9. Who came in from the kitchen and what was he doing there?
10. What was the "nigger room" a symbol of?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Why was Charlie's story of bravery so important to all the black men?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss Mapes slapping the men and Miss Merle slapping Janey. What did each of these events symbolize? How are they the same? Different?
Essay Topic 3
What did the Cajuns come to symbolize to the black people on the river?
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