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A Lesson Before Dying Literary Analysis Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. In Ernest Gaines' novel A Lesson Before Dying, what biblical scene is portrayed in a picture on the teacher's classroom wall?

Question 2 2. In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, _____ is compared to Christ.

Question 3 3. A Lesson Before Dying narrates the story of _____, who is executed for a murder he didn't commit.

Question 4 4. In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, Reverend Ambrose is upset that Jefferson spends so much time with his _____ in jail.

Question 5 5. Grant is an _____ teaching school in a church.

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Question 6 6. Grant's girlfriend, Vivian, _____ her circumstances as a black teacher.

Question 7 7. What does Grant hear the bricklayers in the bar talking about in A Lesson Before Dying?

Question 8 8. What does Grant struggle with before he meets with Henri and the other men to discuss visiting Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying?

Question 9 9. How long does Henri keep Grant waiting In A Lesson Before Dying?

Question 10 10. Who became the real teacher to the community of Bayonne, Louisiana?

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Question 11 11. _____ began as the teacher in this story, but _____ becomes the moral teacher who shares a powerful message through his act of bravery.

Question 12 12. In this story, Grant saw the _____ that occurred between the blacks and whites.

Question 13 13. This book took place during the _____ era where racial tension still existed.

Question 14 14. How does Grant enter Henri's house in A Lesson Before Dying'?

Question 15 15. In A Lesson Before Dying, _____ reminds Grant of the great state of Louisiana.

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Question 16 16. Throughout the story line, _____ tensions are seen in the division of town, wealth, respect, and justice.

Question 17 17. In this Southern town, there were injustices based on _____.

Question 18 18. How does Grant react to the men in the bar in A Lesson Before Dying?

Question 19 19. What term is given to the time in American history when the African Americans were no longer slaves, but they were still treated like slaves in many ways?

Question 20 20. This book provides a _____ and _____ commentary on the struggles faced by African Americans in the early 20th century.

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