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Ernest J. Gaines
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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. Who told Monsieur Bayonne to come over?
(a) Ty.
(b) Mama.
(c) Auntie.
(d) James.

2. Where do James and Ty sit to hear Monsieur Bayonne play?
(a) In the barn.
(b) Beside the second story window.
(c) Around a fire.
(d) Outside.

3. Why does James feel he had to kill the bird?
(a) Because the bird deserved it.
(b) Because the bird was sick.
(c) Because he's afraid his Mama might have to leave just like his father and then he would be responsible for everyone.
(d) Because Mama said so.

4. What does Mama ask James to do while she pays the bus fare?
(a) Find their friends.
(b) Sit in the back.
(c) Pick up some trash.
(d) Wait for her.

5. What does James see on the other side of the lilies?
(a) A snake.
(b) A pool-doo.
(c) A horse.
(d) A frog.

Short Answer Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 5, what does James take out when he sees the bus?

2. What is Mama wondering "bout the hog"?

3. What was James doing beside the trap while Mama was over by the fence?

4. Why doesn't James want to open his mouth at night?

5. Why does James pretend that he is still asleep?

Short Essay Questions

1. Where do Mama and James go to get warm and what does Mama do to make sure James has enough time to get warm?

2. How does James know that Bayonne is "a hundred times smaller than Baton Rouge"?

3. What kind of birds does James claim he has eaten?

4. What does Helena tell Mama after Mama states that they "don't take no handout"?

5. In Chapter 13, what does James think about to keep from getting cold?

6. What does James do first thing in the morning in Chapter 2?

7. What kind of interaction do James and the girl have right before James gets off the bus?

8. What other thing does Monsieur Bayonne do besides praying to help James' jaw?

9. Why doesn't James look at the little girl while they are riding on the bus?

10. Describe the girl that is sitting across from James on the bus.

(see the answer keys)

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