A Lesson Before Dying Chapter 8


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What does seeing his students saw and chop wood cause Grant to think about in Chapter 8 of A Lesson Before Dying?

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1. How does Grant's reflection on his former classmates and current students make him feel about his profession of teaching in Chapter 8 of A Lesson Before Dying?

2. Why does Grant start thinking about Matthew Antoine in Chapter 8 of A Lesson Before Dying?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Chapter 8 of A Lesson Before Dying has Grant spending some time thinking about his own life and purpose, exploring some of the most important themes of the novel. This combination quiz and worksheet will let you test your understanding of these themes and how they're expressed through this chapter.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments cover the following:

  • The changes in Grant's feelings about teaching
  • Why Grant thinks about Matthew Antoine
  • What Grant thinks about after seeing his students chop wood
  • Matthew Antoine's advice to students

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet use the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Grant's feelings toward his profession
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Chapter 8 of A Lesson Before Dying
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Matthew Antoine and his feelings on teaching

Additional Learning

For more information on Grant's reflections, review the lesson called A Lesson Before Dying Chapter 8. This lesson discusses the following:

  • What happened to many of Grant's schoolmates
  • How Antoine's identity affected his views
  • What Antoine believed would happen to his students