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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. According to Sister Taylor, what will be the cause of the next trial?
(a) She will be on trial for beating other people's children.
(b) She will be on trial for beating some of the Baptists.
(c) Daisy will be on trial for causing all of the turmoil in town.
(d) Deacon Lindsay will be on trial for beating a woman.

3. When the fighting children enter, what does Sister Taylor look for, and what does she intend to do with it?
(a) She looks for another adult to help back her up.
(b) She looks for an easy exit so she can get away from the children.
(c) She looks for a rock to throw at the children.
(d) She looks for a stick with which she can hit the children.

4. Who orders Jim' Weston's arrest?
(a) Joe Clarke.
(b) Marshal Lum Boger.
(c) Deacon Simms.
(d) Daisy.

5. 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) Dave Carter steps on his foot when he leaves the store.
(c) He is jealous and wants to fight for Daisy's love.
(d) His pride is hurt and he wants to fight to defend his honor.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. For what does Sister Taylor chastise the children in Act 2, Scene 1?

3. What draws Joe Clarke's attention to Jim Weston and Dave Carter's fight?

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

5. What does Daisy think of Jim Weston and Dave Carter's music?

Short Essay Questions

1. What evidence in Act 3 suggests that Dave and Jim still have a strong bond?

2. How do Jim's and Dave's attitudes toward Daisy change at the end of Act 3?

3. Describe Reverend Childers' successful prosecution argument. How does he convince Joe Clarke that Jim is guilty of assault with a weapon?

4. What request does Mrs. Blunt make concerning the trial? How is her request received by Joe Clarke?

5. Describe the relationship between Joe Clarke and his wife.

6. About what do the men on the porch tease Teets and Bootsie? How do the girls respond?

7. How do Dave and Jim compete for Daisy's affections in Act 3?

8. In Act III, why does Daisy threaten to leave after Dave arrives at the train tracks?

9. What evidence throughout Act 2, Scene 2, suggests that Joe Clarke is unfamiliar with court procedures?

10. What outcome does Deacon Simms expect from the trial?

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