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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. Pat Conroy lost his job coaching basketball over what suspicion?
(a) Favor for "the coloreds."
(b) Dislike for "the coloreds."
(c) He couldn't shoot a basket.
(d) Poor coaching ability.

2. Who is the king of Yamacraw Island?
(a) Belle Blair.
(b) Ted Stone.
(c) Jake Cross.
(d) Sam Thomas.

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

4. What is Ted Stone's attitude when first meeting Pat Conroy?
(a) Warm and friendly.
(b) Dismissive.
(c) Threatening.
(d) Aloof and distant.

5. Beaufort friends warn Pat Conroy against befriending who?
(a) Frank and Mary.
(b) Mrs. Brown.
(c) Lou and Ted.
(d) Zeke Skimberry.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are Jim and Joe banned from teaching on Yamacraw Island?

2. Pat Conroy hangs a poster of which classical artist on the classroom wall?

3. In Chapter One, what is the situation at Yamacraw school?

4. Where does Pat Conroy sleep his first night in Yamacraw?

5. Why is it impossible to commute to the island?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Physically describe Bennington.

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

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

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

6. What revelation helps Pat Conroy realize the Stones are frighteningly racist?

7. Why is Pat Conroy concerned about the treatment of animals on the island?

8. What does Bennington say about his personal relationship with colored people?

9. Explain why the Yamacraw oyster trade fell apart.

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

(see the answer keys)

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