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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. What book is Cindy Lou's favorite?
(a) Gone with the Wind.
(b) Goodnight Moon.
(c) Tommy the Telephone.
(d) The Little Engine that Could.

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

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

5. Where does Pat Conroy request to teach?
(a) Atlanta.
(b) Harlem.
(c) The Bronx.
(d) Yamacraw Island.

6. Why did Zeke and Ida stop attending the Baptist church?
(a) The church refused black people.
(b) Ida couldn't sing in the choir.
(c) Zeke was tired of getting up early.
(d) They stopped believing in God.

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

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

9. What type of insect tortures Pat Conroy on Yamacraw?
(a) Beetles.
(b) Mosquitoes.
(c) Cockroaches.
(d) Butterflies.

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

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

12. Who is a "poetess of profanity?"
(a) Ida.
(b) Miss Glover.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) Lou.

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

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

15. Who had a "white school" built on the island?
(a) The whites.
(b) Lou and Ted.
(c) Pat Conroy.
(d) The blacks.

Short Answer Questions

1. What cataloge is popular at the Yamacraw school?

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

3. What does Pat Conroy feel for the Confederate flag?

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

5. What modern convenience does Yamacraw lack?

(see the answer keys)

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