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_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why did Antoine hate Grant? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Antoine hated being in the plantation school, why did he stay? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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9 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Nine 1. This chapter depicts other ways blacks are separated from whites in this town. What are the two examples given here? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Describe Paul, the prison guard. What does Grant think of him? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Summarize the first meeting with Jefferson. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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10 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Ten 1. What happens on the fourth visit that Grant is upset about? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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11 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Eleven VOCABULARY trusty – [trustee] a term referring to a trusted inmate who has earned special privileges pralines – a special kind of candy made with pecans and brown sugar cynical – skeptical, distrustful, suspicious 1. Why does Jefferson ask if Grant has brought corn for his meal? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What argument does Grant try with Jefferson to get him to eat, talk, and try to get through the ordeal with dignity? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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12 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Twelve VOCABULARY emphatically – forcefully, distrustfully, vigorously 1. Why does Grant go to the Rainbow Club after his solo visit with Jefferson? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. While Grant is at the Rainbow Club, who are the other customers discussing? Why is this man important to them? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Vivian insists that Grant cannot leave this community. What reason does she give? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Chapter Thirteen 1. Who is going to visit Jefferson in the beginning of this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why is Grant not living in California, and why is this an important piece of information for the story? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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13 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Fourteen VOCABULARY rustic – rural, country, pastoral quarter – neighborhood, district, section alighted – landed, rested, settled 1. What things does Grant show Vivian when she surprises him with a visit? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Who are Paul and Molly? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Chapter Fifteen VOCABULARY contemplating – considering, reflecting, mulling over pastoral – referring to the country; peaceful 1. What is Vivian’s background? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. How do Tante Lou and her friends react upon meeting Vivian? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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14 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Sixteen 1. What plans are being made in the beginning of this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What surprising thing happens when Miss Emma and her group visit Jefferson? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Miss Emma is now even more upset than she had been and insists that Grant return to Jefferson’s cell and continue to work with him. What reason does she give for wanting him to go back? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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15 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Seventeen VOCABULARY precedent – an example, standard, model sentiments – feelings, emotions, actions shackles – chains, irons, manacles 1. Which white man is Grant beginning to trust? Explain why. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Grant has an interesting and unexpected reaction to Jefferson’s nasty comments, implying bad things about Vivian. What is the reaction and why is it unexpected?
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