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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 has the sheriff hired to look after Lucas?
(a) Gavin Stevens
(b) Frank Davis
(c) Will Legate
(d) James Buff

2. What is the name of Lucas's wife?
(a) Molly
(b) Andrea
(c) Jane
(d) Baby Suggs

3. Who does the sheriff phone to organize an exhumation order?
(a) The senator
(b) The district attourney
(c) The local judge
(d) The president

4. Who was Miss Habersham raised with?
(a) Charles
(b) Luca Beachamp
(c) Gavin Stevens
(d) Molly Beauchamp

5. Who does Lucas remind Charles of?
(a) His grandfather
(b) His father
(c) The president
(d) Ernest Hemmingway

Short Answer Questions

1. What kind of wood is the coffin made from?

2. When does Gavin think they must wait until to dig up the body?

3. What does Uncle Gavin and the Sheriff want the boys to do?

4. What is the name of Charles's black servant?

5. What is the name of the novel's narrator?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the black prisoners so quiet the night Lucas is taken into the prison?

2. Why does Charles have trouble sleeping?

3. What is Charles' attitude towards his black servant Aleck Sander?

4. What is significant about the man on the mule in chapter four?

5. How does chapter five express Charles's need to come of age as a man?

6. Do you think it was unusual for a black man to invite a white boy back to his cabin?

7. Describe how even in prison the white man is given precedent over the black man.

8. Describe the ride to the cemetery.

9. Describe Lucas's appearance.

10. What is the unwritten code of the south when a black man commits a crime against a white man?

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