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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How do Sisters Taylor and Thomas greet Joe Clarke when he arrives at the trial?
(a) They criticize him for taking the Baptist side of the argument.
(b) They ask to pray with him for a peaceful resolution to the trial.
(c) They ignore him and do not speak to him at all.
(d) They wish him luck.

2. On what errand does Joe Clarke send Lum Boger?
(a) To work at the store during the trial.
(b) To get the witnesses.
(c) To get Jim Weston and the mule bone from the barn.
(d) To get the gavel.

3. What does Dave Carter do while Jim Weston plays music?
(a) He wanders off to play poker.
(b) He dances, eventually dancing with Daisy.
(c) He goes into the store to shop.
(d) He joins in by singing.

4. How do the children react to Sister Taylor's reprimands?
(a) They say nothing, but look sheepish and wander away.
(b) They tease her and shake themselves at her.
(c) They apologize and head home.
(d) They quiet down, but continue with their fighting after she leaves.

5. What does Sister Taylor do to end the argument with the sassy young girl?
(a) She turns the girl over her knee and spanks her.
(b) She heads to the church to tell the girl's mother.
(c) She calls the girl's mother over and lets the mother deal with her.
(d) She embarrasses the girl in front her friends.

6. When will Jim Weston's trial begin?
(a) On Monday.
(b) The text does not state how long it will be until his trial.
(c) In two weeks.
(d) In a month.

7. Why do some women challenge Joe Clarke's involvement in Jim Weston's trial?
(a) Many women believe that he should not be the judge because the incident occurred on his property.
(b) The Baptist women criticize him because he is a Methodist.
(c) All of the women believe that he should bring in a judge from out of town.
(d) The Methodist women criticize him for holding the trial in a Baptist church.

8. How do the sisters Taylor and Thomas treat Deacon Simms when he arrives?
(a) They are supportive and wish him luck.
(b) They ask to pray with him for a peaceful resolution to the trial.
(c) They criticize him and verbally harrass him.
(d) They ignore him and continue their own conversation.

9. What does Sister Thomas think of Mrs. Blunt's reaction to the trial and the associated gossip?
(a) She does not know why Mrs. Blunt is upset, since she is not directly involved in the trial.
(b) She believes that Mrs. Blunt must be overwhelmed by her daughter's role in the fight.
(c) She is smugly satisfied to see that Mrs. Blunt is in an awkward position.
(d) She believes that Mrs. Blunt has been asking for trouble because she has not raised Daisy properly.

10. Why does Sister Jones say she won't testify for Jim Weston?
(a) She likes Dave Carter more and believes that he did not deserve to be beaten.
(b) She says she does not know enough about the fight.
(c) She says she does not care what happens; she does not like Jim Weston or Dave Carter.
(d) Her husband will not let her speak in court.

11. What does Sister Thomas do after Reverend Childers and his group enter?
(a) She flips her skirt at them and exits.
(b) She begins singing a traditional Methodist hymn.
(c) She picks a fight with Deacon Lindsay.
(d) She sucks her teeth and turns her back to them.

12. What are Joe Clarke and Deacon Simms doing when Jim Weston and Dave Carter arrive at the store?
(a) They are still arguing about the town.
(b) They are playing a friendly game of checkers.
(c) They are beating each other with the mule bone.
(d) They are shaking hands and apologizing to each other.

13. What does Deacon Simms suggest they do about the problem of snakes in the area?
(a) He says they need to cut down the weeds around town.
(b) He says that they should leave them alone since even snakes serve God's purpose.
(c) He says they need to hold a prayer service to drive the snakes out of the area.
(d) He says that they need to put out traps for them and relocate the snakes.

14. Why does Daisy come to the store?
(a) She needs to pick up some items for her mother.
(b) She needs to buy some stamps.
(c) She wants to show off her new dress for all of the men.
(d) She wants to challenge the men to a high-stakes poker game.

15. According to Sister Taylor, what is Joe Clarke trying to look like as he heads to the trial?
(a) Like a big-city lawyer.
(b) Like a Puritan governor.
(c) Like a brigadier general.
(d) Like a Supreme Court justice.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why does Joe Clarke chase away the children who are playing in front of the store?

2. What does Sister Taylor say she would do with Daisy if she were her mother?

3. How does Daisy respond to the question of whether she prefers Jim Weston or Dave Carter?

4. What is Mary Ella's criticism about the Methodist Church?

5. For what crime is Jim Weston being tried?

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