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Multiple Choice Questions

1. 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.

2. Where have Jim Weston and Dave Carter been before they arrive at the store in Act 1, Scene 1?
(a) They have been working up North at a white-owned factory.
(b) They have been out working in the fields all day.
(c) They have been playing music at a whites-only club.
(d) They were at Daisy's house.

3. With what does Jim Weston hit Dave Carter?
(a) A chair from the porch.
(b) His fist.
(c) A mule bone.
(d) A broken soda bottle.

4. What color shirt is Dave Carter wearing?
(a) Blue.
(b) The text does not reveal the color.
(c) Yellow.
(d) White.

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

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

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

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

9. How has Daisy's return to town affected Jim Weston and Dave Carter?
(a) Daisy's return to town has put a strain on their friendship.
(b) It has not affected them at all.
(c) Dave Carter is distracted by her attention, but Jim Weston is ignoring her.
(d) Jim Weston is distracted by her attention, but Dave Carter is ignoring her.

10. For what does Sister Taylor chastise the children in Act 2, Scene 1?
(a) For not including everyone in their games.
(b) For getting in the way of the adults' work.
(c) For not going to church on Sunday.
(d) For teasing the Methodist children.

11. Why does Joe Clarke tell Marshal Lum Boger to save the mule bone?
(a) He needs it for evidence at the trial.
(b) He needs to return it to Matt Brazzle.
(c) He wants to make sure that no one else uses it as a weapon.
(d) He needs to return it to Joe Lindsay.

12. How do the men at the store react to Daisy's arrival?
(a) They flirt with Daisy and ask her to reveal which man she prefer, Jim or Dave.
(b) They are embarrassed to speak to her.
(c) They suddenly become very formal and well-mannered.
(d) No one speaks to her, but they all stare at her.

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

14. What does Sister Taylor suggest that changes Sister Jones' mind about testifying?
(a) She convinces her that Jim Weston is really an honest, hard-working man who deserves their support.
(b) She assures her that everyone else in town will be testifying, so she should join in.
(c) She convinces her that it is their civic responsibility to testify.
(d) She says that the issue is not about Jim Weston, but about defending themselves from the Baptists.

15. 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 angry about Daisy's behavior.
(b) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt does not care because she has not raised Daisy properly anyway.
(c) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt must be embarrassed by all of the attention.
(d) She suggests that Mrs. Blunt is a strong woman who will not let the trouble get to her.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Sister Thomas do after Reverend Childers and his group enter?

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

3. Why is Joe Clarke so passionate about the town?

4. How do Sisters Taylor and Thomas greet Joe Clarke when he arrives at the trial?

5. Why does Joe Lindsay bring the mule bone to the store?

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