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

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

3. What type of program do Jim and Joe set up after school?
(a) Recreation.
(b) Reading.
(c) Golf.
(d) Hunting.

4. Pat Conroy threatens to do what to anyone who doesn't want to hear the national news?
(a) Flunk them out.
(b) Break their arm.
(c) Give them an A+.
(d) Applaud them.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Which popular singer do the students in Yamacraw love?

2. Why does Mrs. Brown make Pat Conroy principal of the school?

3. What ends Pat Conroy's desire to swim at Yamacraw?

4. What modern convenience does Yamacraw lack?

5. Who tries to prevent the students from leaving Yamacraw Island for Halloween?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Pat Conroy spend his days after school?

2. How does Pat Conroy convince the parents of Yamacraw to send their children to South Carolina for Halloween?

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

4. Why does Mrs. Brown object to singing into the tape recorder in the classroom?

5. Describe Yamacraw Island.

6. Explain why the Yamacraw oyster trade fell apart.

7. Why does Pat Conroy express surprise upon learning that children of Yamacraw never celebrate Halloween?

8. For what purpose does Pat Conroy attempt to give the students a classical music education?

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

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

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