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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What cataloge is popular at the Yamacraw school?
(a) Sears Roebuck.
(b) Hunting and Fishing Guide.
(c) Macy's.
(d) Outdoor Gear.

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

3. Why does Mrs. Brown make Pat Conroy principal of the school?
(a) He wants to be principal.
(b) He has the training.
(c) She has a crush on him.
(d) He is white.

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

5. During the time period of The Water is Wide, Brazil produced the most what for the world?
(a) Coffee.
(b) Tobacco.
(c) Models.
(d) Tea.

6. What is Ted Stone's attitude when first meeting Pat Conroy?
(a) Aloof and distant.
(b) Dismissive.
(c) Threatening.
(d) Warm and friendly.

7. Who tries to prevent the students from leaving Yamacraw Island for Halloween?
(a) All of these.
(b) The childrens' parents.
(c) The children.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

8. Who shot Saul's dog?
(a) Oscar.
(b) Saul.
(c) Pat Conroy.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

9. After Halloween, Mrs. Brown shames the class over what?
(a) Dressing up.
(b) Stealing candy.
(c) Their lack of intelligence.
(d) Who wet the wrestling mat.

10. What ends Pat Conroy's desire to swim at Yamacraw?
(a) Sloth.
(b) Pollution.
(c) Ridicule.
(d) Sharks.

11. Who is the deputy superintendent?
(a) George Garbade.
(b) Ezra Bennington.
(c) Bernie Schien.
(d) Dr. Piedmont.

12. How many fingers do the illiterate students think are on a hand?
(a) All of these.
(b) Three.
(c) One.
(d) Two.

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

14. Why is it impossible to commute to the island?
(a) Pirates.
(b) No transportation.
(c) Treacherous weather.
(d) Too expensive.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. The students thought the word Conroy was what?

2. Who is the first classical artist Pat Conroy plays for his class?

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

4. Who is the "first decent teacher" the deputy superintendent hired?

5. Who is the king of Yamacraw Island?

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