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

2. What caused migration away from Yamacraw?
(a) A desire for education.
(b) Lack of vaccines.
(c) Hurricanes.
(d) A factory's pollutants.

3. Which student is sensitive about being short?
(a) Cindy Lou.
(b) Richard.
(c) Saul.
(d) Top Cat.

4. Pat Conroy feels what, showing his music loving students to whites?
(a) "Sadistic greed."
(b) "Disappointment."
(c) "Satanic pleasure."
(d) "Melancholy disbelief."

5. Why does Mrs. Brown make Pat Conroy principal of the school?
(a) He wants to be principal.
(b) She has a crush on him.
(c) He is white.
(d) He has the training.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What is Ted Stone's attitude when first meeting Pat Conroy?

3. Cindy Lou protests what about Halloween?

4. Where did Pat Conroy visit Dr. Henry Piedmont?

5. What game does Pat Conroy let students play in class?

Short Essay Questions

1. What things go wrong on the Halloween trip to South Carolina?

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

3. How do the people on the island react to the two students from Cowell College?

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

5. Explain why the Yamacraw oyster trade fell apart.

6. Although Mrs. Brown bans Joe and Jim from the school due to a lack of credentials, what is her real concern about their presence in the classroom?

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

8. Why is the library in Yamacraw school ironic?

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

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

(see the answer keys)

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