The Water Is Wide Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Chapters 1 and 2.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter One, what is the situation at Yamacraw school?
(a) No motivation or materials.
(b) All of these.
(c) All black students.
(d) Teachers do not get along.

2. What caused migration away from Yamacraw?
(a) Hurricanes.
(b) A factory's pollutants.
(c) Lack of vaccines.
(d) A desire for education.

3. Who is the "first decent teacher" the deputy superintendent hired?
(a) Mrs. White.
(b) Mrs. Jacobsen.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) Mrs. Black.

4. Who is described as a "portrait of efficiency?"
(a) Andy Pappas.
(b) Lou Stone.
(c) Ted Stone.
(d) Miss Glover.

5. The students thought the word Conroy was what?
(a) French.
(b) Voodoo.
(c) Funny.
(d) Biblical.

Short Answer Questions

1. What type of tubing does the island use in bootlegging?

2. Where did Pat Conroy visit Dr. Henry Piedmont?

3. Where does Bernie Schein get shipped to?

4. Why is it impossible to commute to the island?

5. Why does Mrs. Brown make Pat Conroy principal of the school?

(see the answer key)

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