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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) Her husband doesn't provide enough for her and her children.
(c) Their religion requires that he take care of the poor.
(d) He owes her money for some eggs that she traded.

3. On whose side is Joe Clarke in the matter of Jim Weston?
(a) He is swayed by both sides of the argument and seems unable to make up his mind.
(b) He supports the Baptist position even though he is a Methodist.
(c) He is impartial and approaches his role as a fair judge.
(d) He believes that Jim Weston should be forgiven but should make restitution.

4. Why does Joe Clarke chase away the children who are playing in front of the store?
(a) They are noisy, and he cannot concentrate on his game.
(b) He does not really like children.
(c) The children almost broke a window in his store.
(d) It is getting late and their parents will expect them home.

5. What does Deacon Simms say he will use as his legal reference during the trial?
(a) He says he will use the evidence and let that speak for itself.
(b) He says he will use his own legal knowledge and experience.
(c) He says he will use the law books that he borrowed from the library.
(d) He says he will use the Bible, from beginning to end.

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

7. What does Sister Taylor say she would do with Daisy if she were her mother?
(a) She says she would beat her for acting like a tramp.
(b) She says she would not allow her out of the house.
(c) She says she would put her out of the house and let her support herself.
(d) She says she would send her back North to get her away from the men.

8. What assurance does Deacon Simms give Sisters Taylor and Thomas?
(a) He assures them that not only will Jim Weston be cleared, but they may get a new mayor.
(b) He assures them that the trial will be quick and fair.
(c) He assures them that Jim Weston will get the punishment he deserves.
(d) He assures them that they will both get a chance to testify at the trial.

9. Which of the following best describes the Baptist position on Jim Weston's guilt?
(a) They believe that he should be imprisoned for at least a year.
(b) They believe that he and Dave Carter should resolve the issue themselves.
(c) They believe that he is innocent and should be released.
(d) They believe that he should be expelled from the town.

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

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

12. Which of the following best describes Teets Miiller and Bootsie Pitts?
(a) They are demure and shy.
(b) They dress up and come to the store only to show off for the men.
(c) Men are attracted to them because of their dependability and modesty.
(d) They are tomboys who want to be included in the boys' games.

13. 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 is smugly satisfied to see that Mrs. Blunt is in an awkward position.
(c) She believes that Mrs. Blunt must be overwhelmed by her daughter's role in the fight.
(d) She believes that Mrs. Blunt has been asking for trouble because she has not raised Daisy properly.

14. Describe the relationship between the Methodists and the Baptists in town.
(a) They are friendly toward one another.
(b) They are beginning to learn how to accept one another.
(c) They do not agree on many ideas and do not get along.
(d) They work together to fight corruption.

15. How does Joe Clarke defend himself against Sisters Taylor and Thomas when he arrives at the trial?
(a) He says they should all learn to look past their differences and get along with others.
(b) He says he is not choosing sides; he only wants justice.
(c) He says he does not have to answer to anyone, especially to women.
(d) He says he understands their concerns, but he will not become a Baptist.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Sister Taylor do to end the argument with the sassy young girl?

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

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

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

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