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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why is Pat Conroy concerned about sending the kids to Beaufort for Halloween?
(a) They get motion sick on the water.
(b) They do not have costumes.
(c) They do not celebrate Halloween.
(d) They might experience racism.

2. Where does Bernie Schein get shipped to?
(a) Jamaica.
(b) Mexico.
(c) Guam.
(d) Africa.

3. To Pat Conroy, what makes the Skimberry's interesting people?
(a) Their support of the war.
(b) Their scientific abilities.
(c) Their lack of pretense.
(d) Their long hair.

4. Who is the "first decent teacher" the deputy superintendent hired?
(a) Mrs. Brown.
(b) Mrs. Jacobsen.
(c) Mrs. Black.
(d) Mrs. White.

5. Pat Conroy doubts Yamacraw knows of what?
(a) Gun control.
(b) The information highway.
(c) The Constitution.
(d) The Emancipation Proclamation.

Short Answer Questions

1. How did the Halloween trip help Pat Conroy's standing on the island?

2. Who had a "white school" built on the island?

3. Why does the superintendent think Pat Conroy came to him?

4. In what usual way does Prophet address Pat Conroy?

5. What object talks for Mrs. Graves when she gets mad?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why are the parents against Pat Conroy's idea to take the children off the island to celebrate Halloween?

2. According to Piedmont, how has Jesus changed him?

3. What does Bennington warn Pat Conroy of on his first expedition to the island?

4. What is significant to Pat Conroy about the abandoned home in Chapter 4?

5. What appeals to Pat Conroy about many of the people he meets in Chapter 4?

6. Why did Pat Conroy enjoy swearing as a teen?

7. Why are the children of Yamacraw interested in the movie about the Salem Witch Trials?

8. What types of books have church groups provided for the public library in Yamacraw?

9. What social action did Pat Conroy take after Martin Luther King was shot?

10. In Chapter 2, what does Mrs. Brown warn Pat Conroy now that he's "overseas?"

(see the answer keys)

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