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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. In Chapter 11, Dr. Piedmont complains Pat Conroy's hair is what?
(a) Turning gray.
(b) Too long.
(c) Unflattering to his image.
(d) Dirty.

2. Pat Conroy feels what issue is changing the South during The Water is Wide?
(a) Global warming.
(b) Hypocritical administration.
(c) Integration.
(d) Religion in school.

3. What title does Pat Conroy give himself after trouble starts with Mrs. Brown?
(a) The terminator.
(b) Class officer.
(c) Assistant principal.
(d) Safety office.

4. In Chapter 8, Zeke and Pat Conroy hit what on the river?
(a) Sharks.
(b) The coast guard.
(c) A sandbar.
(d) A stranded ship.

5. When Pat Conroy visits Mrs. Brown at home, she surprises him by doing what?
(a) Pointing a gun at him.
(b) Cooking him dinner.
(c) Crying with joy.
(d) Kissing him.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Carol Ann do to convince the students she is a witch?

3. To get the school board to listen to him, Pat Conroy does what?

4. Pat Conroy challenges the troublemakers in class to what sport?

5. How old is the letter from Judy Hanst?

Short Essay Questions

1. By Chapter 11, why might the neighbors object to Pat Conroy and Barbara?

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

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

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

5. Why is Mrs. Brown's reaction to Prophet hanging from the water tank in the bathroom shocking?

6. Why does Mrs. Brown always mention she is part Cherokee Indian?

7. Why are the scenes where the parents object to the children going to Washington D.C. familiar?

8. What type of relationship does Mrs. Brown have with her students?

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

10. Why do the people on Yamacraw Island drink?

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