A Lesson before Dying Test | 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. Why is Vivian already in trouble?

2. Who does Grant bring to visit Jefferson?

3. What gift does Bonin accept from Jefferson?

4. What does Grant bring with him when he next sees Jefferson?

5. Who serves Grant a drink as he waits for Vivian to arrive?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Reverend Ambrose is worried that Jefferson is not saved when it's about 3 weeks before he is to be executed. What does Reverend Ambrose fear about Jefferson not being saved? Why isn't Grant worried about this? Why do you think Reverend Ambrose wants Grant to talk to Jefferson about his faith? Why does the Reverend want Grant to lie about what he believes?

Essay Topic 2

When it's suggested the Miss Emma would die soon after Jefferson's execution, do you think this is going to happen? Why or why not? She seems like a strong woman, despite her health problems, so is this a realistic statement? Why do you think others believe she will die as a result?

Essay Topic 3

The notebook is something Grant and Jefferson share in their visits toward the end. How do you think this journal helps Jefferson? How does this help Grant? If the notebook had been given to Jefferson earlier in his jail stay, do you think it would have helped him move through his anger more easily? Why or why not?

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