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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. In what usual way does Prophet address Pat Conroy?
(a) Mr. Stephens.
(b) Ma'am.
(c) Sire.
(d) Your highness.

3. What do the kids call Leonard Bernstein?
(a) Lenny Side Burns.
(b) Young Len.
(c) Lenny Burn Stine.
(d) Old Shy-Koski.

4. The Halloween trip gives the kids what impression of South Carolina?
(a) You can knock on any door and get candy.
(b) Mrs. Brown is a witch.
(c) Everyone loves black children.
(d) Ghosts and goblins run free.

5. Who gets injured during the Halloween festivities?
(a) Cindy Lou.
(b) Pat Conroy.
(c) Mary.
(d) Top Cat.

6. Beaufort friends warn Pat Conroy against befriending who?
(a) Lou and Ted.
(b) Frank and Mary.
(c) Zeke Skimberry.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

7. What animal bites Pat Conroy in Chapter 5?
(a) A wolf.
(b) A rabbit.
(c) A snake.
(d) A dog.

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

9. What is Pat Conroy's philosophy at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) "Life was good but it was hard".
(b) "Work hard and play hard."
(c) "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
(d) "Live and let live."

10. What type of equipment does Pat Conroy use to show the class movies?
(a) His laptop.
(b) An automatic movie projector.
(c) A VCR.
(d) Television DVR recordings.

11. To Pat Conroy, what makes the Skimberry's interesting people?
(a) Their lack of pretense.
(b) Their scientific abilities.
(c) Their support of the war.
(d) Their long hair.

12. Which student is sensitive about being short?
(a) Saul.
(b) Cindy Lou.
(c) Richard.
(d) Top Cat.

13. Who protests the showing of films to students?
(a) Ethel Lee.
(b) Cindy Lou.
(c) Jimmy Sue.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

14. What kind of animal does Sam hurt in Chapter 5?
(a) A cat.
(b) A toad.
(c) A dog.
(d) A newt.

15. Cindy Lou protests what about Halloween?
(a) Dressing up in "ghost clothes."
(b) Dressing up as "a witch."
(c) All the "poisoned apples."
(d) Eating "free candy."

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Pat Conroy threatens to do what to anyone who doesn't want to hear the national news?

3. What is Ted Stone's attitude when first meeting Pat Conroy?

4. Why is Pat Conroy concerned about sending the kids to Beaufort for Halloween?

5. Zeke is concerned about the what in Yamacraw?

(see the answer keys)

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