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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Zeke jokes Pat Conroy should be careful of what, in the cold?
(a) Freezing off his right arm.
(b) Catching smallpox.
(c) The polar bears.
(d) Getting sunburned.

2. To get the school board to listen to him, Pat Conroy does what?
(a) Prays.
(b) Cuts his hair.
(c) Writes notes.
(d) Records the presentation.

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

4. By the end of Chapter 8, who has Pat Conroy alienated?
(a) Dr. Piedmont.
(b) Mr. Miller.
(c) Mr. Bennington.
(d) Mr. Randel.

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

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

7. What does Pat Conroy raise money for by working at the Desegregation Center?
(a) A school trip to Atlanta.
(b) A new library.
(c) Food for the islanders.
(d) Coats and gloves.

8. In Chapter 12, Pat Conroy realizes who wants acceptance from whites?
(a) Pat Conroy.
(b) Dr. Piedmont.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) Bennington.

9. In Chapter 8, Zeke and Pat Conroy hit what on the river?
(a) A sandbar.
(b) Sharks.
(c) The coast guard.
(d) A stranded ship.

10. Why does Pat Conroy write The Water is Wide?
(a) To get back at the administration.
(b) To understand his time on Yamacraw Island.
(c) Barbara makes him.
(d) For his students.

11. What derogatory name was Dr. Piedmont called as a kid?
(a) Lint head.
(b) Bow legs.
(c) Rash face.
(d) Rat tail.

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

13. In Chapter 12, who does Pat Conroy label "predictably mediocre?"
(a) Dr. Piedmont and Bennington.
(b) Dr. Piedmont.
(c) Bennington.
(d) The kids on Yamacraw Island.

14. How do the students feel about Mrs. Brown?
(a) They hate her.
(b) They respect her.
(c) They love her.
(d) They think she's funny.

15. Who does Pat Conroy live with at the end of October?
(a) Mrs. Brown.
(b) An island family.
(c) Ted Stone.
(d) His family.

Short Answer Questions

1. Pat Conroy believes he must learn to accept what, because it's everywhere?

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

3. In Chapter 12, Pat Conroy thinks Dr. Piedmont and Bennington are too affected by what?

4. What title does Pat Conroy give himself after trouble starts with Mrs. Brown?

5. In Chapter 10, Mrs. Barnwell tries to take what back from Pat Conroy?

(see the answer keys)

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