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Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Who picked up Jefferson when he was walking?
  1. His Aunt
  2. Mr. Henri
  3. Mr.Sam
  4. Brother & Bear
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
How does Grant insult his aunt?
  1. By telling her that she is old
  2. By refusing to teach Jefferson
  3. By going to Bayonne to eat dinner
  4. By not driving her to visit Henry Pichot
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Why did Grant refuse to go to the trial?
  1. He knew what the outcome would be
  2. He did not want to sit in the "negroes" section
  3. He never liked Jefferson
  4. He is spending the weekend with his girlfriend Vivian
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Why does Grant only teach 1/2 a year?
  1. Because the students are so smart they do not need more education
  2. The students work in the fields the rest of the year earning money
  3. The students cannot afford to go to school all year
  4. Grant leaves Louisiana and travels to SanFrancisco the rest of the year
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Why do Vivian and Grant have to be so secret about their relationship?
  1. Because Vivian is going through a divorce and is concerned with her children being taken away from her
  2. Vivan is a teacher and does not want to hurt her reputation
  3. Vivan is cheating on her husband with Grant
  4. Vivian does not really like Grant
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Was Vivian still married or divorced when she and Grant were talking?
  1. still married
  2. on and off
  3. getting a divorce
  4. never were married
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
How does Grant punish his students? (Answer all that apply)
  1. He embarrasses them, he calls them out
  2. He hits them with a ruler
  3. Grant calls their parents
  4. Grant kicks them out of school
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Where does this novel take place?
  1. In eastern Mississippi
  2. In Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  3. Near Gainsville, Florida
  4. On a former plantation in Louisiana
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
What is Grant upset about at the bar?
  1. The bricklayers talking about Jefferson
  2. That his drink is nasty
  3. Vivian not being on time
  4. How Jefferson was acting
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Who is Henry Pichot's brother-in-law?
  1. Louis Rougon
  2. Grant Wiggins
  3. Vivian's husband
  4. The Sheriff
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Who is mad at Grant for going to Bayonne?
  1. The sheriff
  2. Mr. Henri
  3. Jefferson
  4. His aunt
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
What reason does Jefferson's lawyer give for sparing Jefferson's life?
  1. He did not intend to kill anyone
  2. The children of the town should not have to witness an execution
  3. His conviction will set off a riot
  4. He is no better than a fool or a hog
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Where is Grant's school located?
  1. In the storeroom of a bar
  2. In the church
  3. Next to the Pichot barn
  4. A block away from the white school
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
Grade 11 A Lesson Before Dying
What does Miss Emma ask Mr. Henri to do?
  1. To have her old job back
  2. For him to ask the sheriff to let Grant teach Jefferson
  3. To let Jefferson out of jail
  4. To let Grant work for the sheriff's department
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