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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 kind of look does Charles think Lucas has in his eyes?
(a) Intolerable and inflexible
(b) Sinful and cold
(c) Wise and humorous
(d) Tired and experienced

2. What does Charles leave in the water?
(a) His socks
(b) His rifle
(c) His wallet
(d) His pants

3. What is the name of the novel's narrator?
(a) Charles Mallison
(b) Carothers Edmunds
(c) Lucas Beachamp
(d) Gavin Stevens

4. Who does Lucas tell Charles he needs to speak to?
(a) Charles
(b) His uncle
(c) His father
(d) His mother

5. What kind of hat does Lucas wear?
(a) A Davy Crotchett hat
(b) A beaver hat
(c) A cowboy hat
(d) A top hat

Short Answer Questions

1. How did Lucas once react to an insult from a white man?

2. What was Lucas buying from the shop before the altercation?

3. Who does Charles go home to speak to?

4. What does Charles buy Molly Beauchamp?

5. Who stops Lucas from from getting lynched?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Charles have trouble sleeping?

2. Why does Lucas want Charles to dig up Gowrie's body?

3. Describe the ride to the cemetery.

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

5. Describe what Charles remembers about Lucas from four years ago

6. Describe Lucas's appearance.

7. Why does Miss Habersham help Lucas out?

8. Describe the painting in Lucas's cabin.

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

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

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