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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Daisy suggest Jim Weston can do for a living after they get married?
(a) She suggests that he will make plenty of money as a guitar player.
(b) She assures him that she will make enough to support them both.
(c) She suggests that he become a yard man and give up the guitar.
(d) She suggests that he can become a waiter in Maitland.

2. Why does Deacon Simms refuse to allow Reverend Childers to use his Bible?
(a) He says any good preacher would have brought his own Bible.
(b) He is afraid that Reverend Childers will soil his pages.
(c) Deacon Simms' children gave the Bible to him, so it's special.
(d) Reverend Childers is a Baptist and cannot read anyway.

3. According to the characters at the beginning of Act 2, Scene 2, how are Reverend Childers and Deacon Simms different?
(a) Reverend Childers has been to college.
(b) Reverend Childers does not believe in baptism.
(c) Deacon Simms is unmarried.
(d) Deacon Simms has more formal education.

4. How do Jim Weston and Dave Carter express their love for Daisy?
(a) They recite poetry that they have dedicated to her.
(b) They try to outdo each other with extremes of what they would do for her.
(c) They both sing songs that they have written for her.
(d) They arm wrestle for her.

5. What does everyone believe has happened when the church bell begins to toll?
(a) Everyone believes that Jim Weston has been convicted and sentenced.
(b) Everyone thinks that Dave Carter has died from his injuries.
(c) Everyone believes that the trial is about to begin.
(d) Everone believes that Jim Weston has been cleared of the charges.

6. Why does Joe Clarke get frustrated with Lum Boger?
(a) He blames him for forgetting the gavel.
(b) He has not shown up for the trial yet.
(c) He has not quited the crowd.
(d) He is sitting with the defendant.

7. What is the setting of Act 2, Scene 2?
(a) 3 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
(b) 4 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.
(c) 3 p.m. at the Macedonia Baptist Church.
(d) Noon at the Macedonia Baptist Church.

8. How does Lum Boger respond to the women's reactions when he comes back to quiet them?
(a) He gets angry and begins to yell at them.
(b) He grumbles under his breath and kicks their chairs.
(c) He stands next to them and glares at them.
(d) He meekly returns to his seat next to Jim Weston.

9. According to Reverend Childers, what is the most dangerous weapon in the world?
(a) The anger of one friend toward another.
(b) The jealousy of a man in love.
(c) The hock bone of a mule.
(d) A flirtatious woman.

10. Hambo accuses Deacon Simms of telling what lie?
(a) That Joe Clarke sells stale bread, and Hambo defends him.
(b) That Dave Carter has another girlfriend in another town, but it is untrue.
(c) That Dave Carter stepped on Jim Weston's foot on purpose, but it was an accident.
(d) That Jim Weston's father was run out of town, but he was lynched by white people.

11. What argument does Deacon Simms use to defend Jim Weston?
(a) He says that Jim was simply defending himself from Dave's angry tirade.
(b) He says that according to white law and the Bible, a mule bone is not a weapon.
(c) He says that it was an innocent disagreement between friends, but not a crime.
(d) He says that Jim was full of rage and did not realize what he was doing.

12. Who else did Daisy visit on the same day that she visited Dave Carter?
(a) Daisy also visited Jim Weston in the barn.
(b) Daisy also visited Hambo.
(c) Daisy also visited Joe Clarke.
(d) Daisy also visited Lum Boger and brought him lunch.

13. What accusation do the Methodists hurl at Dave Carter when he enters the church?
(a) They belive that he just wants to cause trouble in town.
(b) They believe that he has stolen Joe Clarke's chickens.
(c) They believe that he started the fight and deserved what he got.
(d) They believe that he is faking his injury, trying to look hurt.

14. Why does Dave Carter insist that no one in town has any right to determine Jim Weston's punishment?
(a) None of the people in town know anything about the law anyway.
(b) Jim Weston hit Dave Carter, so no one else but Dave should have anything to say about it.
(c) No one in town has any legal power.
(d) Jim Weston has been tried once; they cannot try him again.

15. What order does Joe Clarke give to the people at the trial before they leave the church?
(a) He orders them to help Lum Boger escort Jim Weston out of town.
(b) He orders them to leave their neighbors alone and mind their own business.
(c) He orders them to leave church grounds before they begin to fight.
(d) He orders them to disperse quietly and return to their homes.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Reverend Childers present as evidence against Jim Weston in the trial?

2. How does Joe Clarke try to quiet the crowd when he enters the church?

3. What problem do the Methodists have with the sermon that Reverend Childers preached on the day before the trial?

4. When did Jim Weston tell Daisy that he could kiss her every day ("as regular as pig-tracks")?

5. How does Joe Clarke respond to Mrs. Nixon's accusation that he mistreats his wife and sells rancid bacon?

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