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Author: szeiger
No. Questions: 5
Created: Jun 16, 2014
Last Modified: 6 years ago

A Time to Kill

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Billy Ray Cobb was the younger and smaller of the two rednecks. At twenty-three he was already a three-year veteran of the state penitentiary at Parchman. Possession, with intent to sell. He was a lean, tough little punk who had survived prison by somehow maintaining a ready supply of drugs that he sold and sometimes gave to the blacks and the guards for protection. In the year since his release he had continued to prosper, and his small-time narcotics business had elevated him to the position of one of the more affluent rednecks in Ford County. He was a businessman, with employees, obligations, deals, everything but taxes. Down at the Ford place in Clanton he was known as the last man in recent history to pay cash for a new pickup truck. Sixteen thousand cash, for a custom-built, four-wheel drive, canary yellow, luxury Ford pickup.
Grade 11 Supporting Details CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Why does the author include the details about Billy Ray Cobb's pickup truck?
  1. To provide more details about Billy Ray Cobb as a character
  2. To provide more details about his status in the town
  3. To provide more details about the setting of the story
  4. All of the above
Grade 11 Character Study CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3
Which word best describes Billy Ray Cobb?
  1. Redneck
  2. Cunning
  3. Dull-witted
  4. Criminal
Grade 11 Context Clues CCSS: CCRA.R.4, RI.11-12.4
Grade 11 Making Inferences and Drawing Conclusions CCSS: CCRA.R.3, RL.11-12.3