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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who is Grant's surprise visitor?
(a) Vivian
(b) Irene
(c) Miss Emma
(d) Pichot

2. When does Grant teach the children?
(a) From October to April
(b) Only in the summer
(c) Only in the winter
(d) From April to October

3. What visit number is it when Miss Emma gets sick?
(a) The second visit
(b) The sixth visit
(c) The fourth visit
(d) The third visit

4. Vivian insists that they __________, as it would not be fair to Tante Lou to not do this.
(a) Invite everyone to dinner
(b) Leave a note
(c) Walk the dog
(d) Wash the dishes

5. Miss Emma asks Tante Lou why _____ hates her.
(a) Grant
(b) Pichot
(c) Jefferson
(d) God

6. What was Jefferson called during the trial?
(a) A rat
(b) A dog
(c) A chicken
(d) A hog

7. What do Vivian and Grant do after coffee and cake?
(a) Hold hands on the porch
(b) Go for a walk
(c) Head to church
(d) Go to the school

8. Who is the maid at the house in #7?
(a) Inez
(b) Alice
(c) Vivian
(d) Gertrude

9. What does Grant long to have?
(a) More sex
(b) More control over his life
(c) More peace with his family
(d) More money

10. How early does Grant go to Pichot's home?
(a) 60 minutes early
(b) 5 minutes early
(c) 40 minutes early
(d) 10 minutes early

11. What does Reverend Ambrose ask about the discussions between Jefferson and Grant?
(a) Whether they are long
(b) Whether they were civil
(c) Whether they have discussed God
(d) Whether they are hateful

12. What do the children do when they're not in school?
(a) They work in the fields
(b) They read a lot of books
(c) They perform musicals
(d) They play

13. The reverend asks Grant if it would be appropriate to take a ________ when his visits Jefferson. Grant agrees.
(a) Blanket
(b) Radio
(c) Bible
(d) Book

14. Who is told that they are 'smart. Maybe you're just a little too smart for our own good'?
(a) Grant
(b) Pichot
(c) Ambrose
(d) Jefferson

15. Why does Grant decide to walk along the road?
(a) He wants to run away
(b) He snapped at a student
(c) He is tired
(d) He is meeting with Vivian

Short Answer Questions

1. What grades does Grant teach in his classroom?

2. What does Grant give the prisoners as he moves toward Jefferson's cell?

3. Who apologizes for the way they treated Grant?

4. Who does Grant see joking that makes him question his role as a teacher?

5. When Grant arrives, what does Jefferson ask?

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