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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In Chapter 11, what does the board meeting agree to do for Pat Conroy?
(a) Let him keep his job.
(b) Thank him for his service.
(c) Fund his housing on the island.
(d) Give scholarships to the children.

2. What happens in January that hasn't happened on Yamacraw Island since 1952?
(a) The river floods the town.
(b) A bad cold spell.
(c) The fish start migrating.
(d) The oysters are edible.

3. What are the kids most excited about in Washington D.C.?
(a) A museum.
(b) The White House.
(c) The park.
(d) The zoo.

4. In Chapter 9, who is hit in the back with a chair?
(a) Mrs. Graves.
(b) Ethel.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) Lois.

5. What time of day does Pat Conroy enjoy on the river?
(a) Midnight.
(b) Noon.
(c) 5 p.m.
(d) 7 a.m.

6. How long after Pat Conroy stops teaching does he write The Water is Wide?
(a) Immediately.
(b) Twenty years.
(c) Two years.
(d) One year.

7. Who hangs the shocking pictures on the board in Chapter 7?
(a) Pat Conroy.
(b) The boys.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) The girls.

8. Why did Uncle Charlie cut his cat's head off?
(a) It was going blind.
(b) It bit him.
(c) It ate a liver.
(d) It ate a mouse.

9. What method of physical control does Pat Conroy introduce in class?
(a) "Milking the rat."
(b) "Choking the cat."
(c) "Shooting the crow."
(d) "Flying the scout."

10. What does Pat Conroy do to try and keep his job?
(a) Gets a petition signed by the islanders.
(b) All of these.
(c) Talk to Dr. Piedmont.
(d) Talk to the board.

11. In Chapter 7, Mrs. Brown beats Prophet for doing what?
(a) Spitting at the girls.
(b) Cussing.
(c) Hanging from the urinal.
(d) Stealing lunch money.

12. Who is Pat Conroy's only friend in the administration?
(a) Mr. Bennington.
(b) Mr. Randel.
(c) Dr. Piedmont.
(d) Mr. Miller.

13. Barbara invites the girls to her house for what holiday?
(a) Halloween.
(b) May Day.
(c) Valentine's Day.
(d) St. Patrick's Day.

14. Prior to the Washington D.C. trip, who announces she is pregnant?
(a) Barbara.
(b) Mrs. Brown.
(c) Edna.
(d) Cindy Lou.

15. How high is the basketball basket on Yamacraw Island?
(a) 8 feet.
(b) 10 feet.
(c) 5 feet.
(d) 3 feet.

Short Answer Questions

1. By the end of Chapter 8, who has Pat Conroy alienated?

2. In Chapter 8, how does Pat Conroy confront the school administration?

3. Why does Pat Conroy write The Water is Wide?

4. What does Carol Ann offer the students?

5. What happens to the mother of Oscar, Fred, and Prophet in Chapter 9?

(see the answer keys)

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