A Lesson before Dying Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 106 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Lesson before Dying Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 106 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the present the sits beneath the tree in the classroom?

2. Does Jefferson speak with the other prisoners?

3. What did Joe Claiborne knock Grant unconscious with?

4. During what month is Jefferson's execution date finally set?

5. What will Reverend Ambrose not allow Grant to do?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The truck that moves through the town with the electrocution chair makes everyone nervous in town. Do you think this path was taken purposefully to spread fear in the town? Why or why not? Who do you think the chair's presence is meant to scare more, blacks or whites? Why?

Essay Topic 2

When Grant asks Jefferson if he wants the white man to win, what does he mean? How is Jefferson letting the white man win? What else could Jefferson do to be stronger? What actions of Jefferson's make him look like he has given up?

Essay Topic 3

The horrific scene in which Jefferson's fate is sealed seems to be out of this world, or does it? In today's day and age, do you feel that the same result would have happened? Or do you think that today's times would be more forgiving of something who may very well have been in the wrong place at the wrong time? Why or why not? If you were Jefferson, what else would you have done to ensure that you were seen as innocent?

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