Quotes by Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying


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In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, Jefferson's attorney compares him to this animal:

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1. In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, this character is executed for a crime that he did not commit:

2. In A Lesson Before Dying, Jefferson expresses a desire for this food:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Answer quiz questions on Jefferson quotations in A Lesson Before Dying to find out what you know about this subject. Questions will consider areas of study like who Jefferson is compared to and a person who is executed.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz and worksheet will test you on these areas:

  • A food that one of the characters enjoys eating
  • The first words spoken to Grant
  • A character's last words

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on Jefferson quotations in A Lesson Before Dying
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about various interactions between characters in the text
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the wrongful execution of a main character

Additional Learning

Review the lesson called Quotes by Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying to obtain more information about the following:

  • The themes of anger and frustration with regard to the character on death row
  • Grant's relationship with this character
  • The girlfriend of Grant and how she's insulted