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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What instrument does Jim Weston play?
(a) The guitar.
(b) The accordion.
(c) The fiddle.
(d) The harmonica.

2. Which of the following best describes the children's journey to the church?
(a) Both the Baptist and the Methodist children are pushing and fighting to get there first.
(b) The Baptist children decide to go first, and the Methodist children follow.
(c) The Methodist children go first, and the Baptist children follow.
(d) They all race the whole way there to see who will arrive first.

3. How do Sisters Taylor and Thomas respond to Reverend Childers' greeting?
(a) They glare at him and simply grunt in reply.
(b) They immediately begin to criticize his position concerning the trial.
(c) They give him polite, strained smiles but do not respond.
(d) They ignore him and continue with their conversation.

4. What complaint does Deacon Simms have about snakes?
(a) They are messengers of the devil and represent evil.
(b) The snakes keep eating his chicks.
(c) He can never tell the difference between venomous and non-venomous snakes.
(d) They are the only creature of which he is afraid.

5. According to Mrs. Roberts, why should the store owner give her some meat?
(a) He gave meat to her neighbor, so it is only fair that he do the same for her.
(b) Their religion requires that he take care of the poor.
(c) Her husband doesn't provide enough for her and her children.
(d) He owes her money for some eggs that she traded.

6. Why is Joe Clarke so passionate about the town?
(a) He put up the money to purchase and develop the land.
(b) It's the only place that he's ever lived.
(c) He needs the town to maintain a positive reputation so that he can sell his property for a profit.
(d) He was born and raised there.

7. How do the men in front of the store react to Deacon Simms' arrival?
(a) They begin to harass and verbally assault him.
(b) They quickly hide their games and their winnings.
(c) They try to ignore him, hoping that he will go away.
(d) They welcome him to join their poker game.

8. What name does Sister Taylor call the girl who sasses back at her?
(a) A "limb of Satan."
(b) A "little heifer."
(c) A "Satan's chile."
(d) A "truck o' trouble."

9. What does Sister Taylor call the Baptist children?
(a) "Lil Baptis' Haitians."
(b) "Devil's chillen."
(c) "Limbs of Satan."
(d) "You all varmints."

10. What evidence does Joe Clarke offer to support his accusation of JIm Weston?
(a) He says he has seen odd-shaped bulges in his coat pockets.
(b) He says he has heard that he buries a lot of feathers in his back yard.
(c) He says he always behaves suspiciously.
(d) He says he just looks like the type of guy who would do such a thing.

11. What does Sister Taylor think of Mrs. Blunt's reaction to the trial and the associated gossip?
(a) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt must be embarrassed by all of the attention.
(b) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt is a strong woman who will not let the trouble get to her.
(c) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt does not care because she has not raised Daisy properly anyway.
(d) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt must be angry about Daisy's behavior.

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

13. Why does Jim Weston jump up to fight Dave Carter in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) He think that Dave Carter is laughing at him.
(b) He is jealous and wants to fight for Daisy's love.
(c) His pride is hurt and he wants to fight to defend his honor.
(d) Dave Carter steps on his foot when he leaves the store.

14. How does Deacon Lindsay respond to Sister Taylor's and Sister Thomas' actions in Act 1, Scene 2?
(a) He laughs because he thinks they are behaving like children.
(b) He gets angry and wants to know why they aren't speaking.
(c) He extends his hand and asks for a reconciliation.
(d) He is offended and turns to leave.

15. According to Sister Taylor, what will ruin a person's eyesight?
(a) Gossiping about neighbors.
(b) Handling a mule bone.
(c) Reading without enough light.
(d) Having one's eye teeth pulled out.

Short Answer Questions

1. Which of the following best describes the exchange between Sister Taylor and Deacon Lindsay?

2. What time is Jim Weston's trial scheduled to begin?

3. Who is Joe Clarke?

4. How do the men at the store react to Mrs. Roberts' plight?

5. Why does the store owner at first refuse to give Mrs. Roberts the meat that she asks for?

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