The Water Is Wide Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who close to Pat Conroy yells at Dr. Piedmont at a board meeting?

2. What helps relieve Pat Conroy's anger at his dismissal?

3. What does Pat Conroy try to prepare his students for in the real world?

4. Barbara invites the girls to her house for what holiday?

5. Zeke jokes Pat Conroy should be careful of what, in the cold?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Pat Conroy lose his job permanently?

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

3. What method of teaching does Pat Conroy claim to use to appease Mrs. Brown?

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

5. Why does Pat Conroy get fired at the beginning of Chapter 11?

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

7. What does Pat Conroy talk about in front of the school board in Chapter 11?

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

9. Why were some people in Washington D.C. surprised by the children of Yamacraw Island?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Analyze Pat Conroy's relationship with one of the following examples:

1. The school administration.

2. Mrs. Brown.

3. The people of Yamacraw Island.

Essay Topic 2

Although Pat Conroy is the teacher in "The Water is Wide," he has a lot to learn from his students. Write an essay analyzing what Pat Conroy is taught during his experience on Yamacraw Island.

Essay Topic 3

Write an essay analyzing the acceptance of racism on Yamacraw Island.

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