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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 confronted Pat Conroy on the day Martin Luther was buried?
(a) The administration.
(b) Lureen Wallace.
(c) Lily Smalls.
(d) His wife.

2. What is Pat Conroy's philosophy at the end of Chapter 6?
(a) "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em."
(b) "Life was good but it was hard".
(c) "Work hard and play hard."
(d) "Live and let live."

3. Pat Conroy is required to get permission to leave school during recess from who?
(a) The mayor.
(b) The president.
(c) The superintendent.
(d) His wife.

4. What sport goes violently wrong when Pat Conroy tries to teach it?
(a) Football.
(b) Soccer.
(c) Squash.
(d) Hockey.

5. What saying hung in the classroom on Pat Conroy's visit?
(a) Dream it and do it.
(b) Education is the key to success.
(c) Learn and all will follow.
(d) Just do it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What first assignment does Pat Conroy give the class?

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

3. In Chapter 5, where are the two island newcomers from?

4. What type of tubing does the island use in bootlegging?

5. What type of program do Jim and Joe set up after school?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. Explain why the Yamacraw oyster trade fell apart.

5. Why is the library in Yamacraw school ironic?

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

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

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

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

10. Physically describe Bennington.

(see the answer keys)

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