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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

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

3. Who is against taking the students to Washington D.C.?
(a) Zeke.
(b) Barbara.
(c) Pat Conroy.
(d) Mrs. Brown.

4. Who does Pat Conroy appeal to for permission to travel to Washington D.C.?
(a) All of these.
(b) Mrs. Brown.
(c) Dr. Piedmont.
(d) Edna.

5. In Chapter 12, Pat Conroy thinks what held him back from helping Yamacraw kids?
(a) His lack of interest.
(b) History.
(c) His ego.
(d) His financial situation.

6. In what city does Saul go to the bathroom on a public street?
(a) Savannah.
(b) Charleston.
(c) Myrtle Beach.
(d) Atlanta.

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

8. What does Pat Conroy like about Mrs. Brown?
(a) Her fearlessness.
(b) Her humor.
(c) Her love for children.
(d) Her intelligence.

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

10. What does Mrs. Brown tell the children she's tired of after lecturing about hygiene?
(a) "People stinkin' in this school."
(b) "Girls wearin' too much perfume."
(c) "Boys not wearing deoderant."
(d) "The cost of toothpaste."

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

12. In Chapter 12, Pat Conroy thinks Dr. Piedmont and Bennington are too affected by what?
(a) Exhaustion.
(b) Expectation.
(c) Fear.
(d) Finances.

13. Who has the best rifle collection on the island?
(a) Zeke.
(b) Ted Stone.
(c) Top Cat's father.
(d) Pat Conroy.

14. What happens to the mother of Oscar, Fred, and Prophet in Chapter 9?
(a) She is shot in the foot.
(b) She gets bit by a snake.
(c) She dies.
(d) She drowns in the river.

15. What do the girls wear to graduation?
(a) "Red dresses."
(b) "Education brown."
(c) "Traditional white."
(d) "Green robes."

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Carol Ann offer the students?

2. What does Pat Conroy suggest the kids do when Mrs. Brown talks?

3. Barbara invites the girls to her house for what holiday?

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

5. When Pat Conroy is first fired, Dr. Piedmont accuses him of what charge?

(see the answer keys)

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