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. What does Pat Conroy watch for when boating?
(a) Sharks.
(b) High tide.
(c) Natural wildlife.
(d) Sandbars and oyster banks.

2. Pat Conroy lost his job coaching basketball over what suspicion?
(a) Dislike for "the coloreds."
(b) He couldn't shoot a basket.
(c) Favor for "the coloreds."
(d) Poor coaching ability.

3. Where does Bernie Schein get shipped to?
(a) Jamaica.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Guam.
(d) Africa.

4. What type of tubing does the island use in bootlegging?
(a) Silver.
(b) Iron.
(c) Plastic.
(d) Copper.

5. What saying hung in the classroom on Pat Conroy's visit?
(a) Education is the key to success.
(b) Learn and all will follow.
(c) Dream it and do it.
(d) Just do it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What pet name does Mrs. Brown give kids in her class?

2. Who is the island witch doctor?

3. Who is described as a "portrait of efficiency?"

4. Who suggested Pat Conroy change the direction of his teaching career?

5. In Chapter One, Pat Conroy had not yet heard back from what organization?

(see the answer key)

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