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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. What are the kids most excited about in Washington D.C.?
(a) The zoo.
(b) The White House.
(c) The park.
(d) A museum.

2. What method of physical control does Pat Conroy introduce in class?
(a) "Shooting the crow."
(b) "Milking the rat."
(c) "Choking the cat."
(d) "Flying the scout."

3. Jasper is confused by what, at the end of Chapter 10?
(a) Paying for a bus.
(b) Why people like vegetables.
(c) The shape of his head.
(d) Lines on the road.

4. In Chapter 9, who is hit in the back with a chair?
(a) Mrs. Graves.
(b) Lois.
(c) Mrs. Brown.
(d) Ethel.

5. In Chapter 12, Pat Conroy thinks Dr. Piedmont and Bennington are too affected by what?
(a) Fear.
(b) Expectation.
(c) Finances.
(d) Exhaustion.

Short Answer Questions

1. What title does Pat Conroy give himself after trouble starts with Mrs. Brown?

2. Who hangs the shocking pictures on the board in Chapter 7?

3. Who does Pat Conroy appeal to for permission to travel to Washington D.C.?

4. What derogatory name was Dr. Piedmont called as a kid?

5. What book reminds Pat Conroy of his animal infestation in Chapter 8?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 8, why does the administration refuse to let Pat Conroy speak at the school board meeting?

2. Why is domestic violence common on the island?

3. What health risks does Pat Conroy endure while commuting during the winter?

4. How does Pat Conroy's popularity as a teacher affect Mrs. Brown?

5. Why does Pat Conroy want to get along with Mrs. Brown?

6. Why does Pat Conroy decide to commute to the island?

7. How does Pat Conroy pay for the trip to Washington D.C. and why?

8. What does Pat Conroy hope for the children of Yamacraw Island?

9. Who protests Pat Conroy's dismissal from his job?

10. How does Dr. Piedmont treat Pat Conroy in his second year at Yamacraw Island and why?

(see the answer keys)

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