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What are some of the subjects they discuss? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why is it that Ambrose thinks he is the educated one of the two of them? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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23 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Twenty-eight 1. What evidence is there that Jefferson worked very hard writing in his notebook? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What does Grant ask Jefferson to do for his Nannan? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Why does Grant tell Jefferson, “You’re more a man than I am, Jefferson”? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. What information does the reader find out about execution by the electric chair at the end of the chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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24 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Twenty-nine 1. How is this chapter different from all the rest in the book? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What are some surprising things the reader learns from reading Jefferson’s thoughts? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ Chapter Thirty 1. This chapter is different from the others in its pacing. What has the author done here to increase the tension in this section? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What are some of the procedures that need to be taken care of before the execution? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is the function of this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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25 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Thirty-one VOCABULARY sharecropper – one who rents land and farms it corrugated – ridged, grooved, wavy transformation – a change, conversion, alteration 1. How does Grant emphasize the grim importance of this day? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. How are the others in the black community observing this grim occasion? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. How long an ordeal has this been for Jefferson and the community? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. While Grant waits for news of the death, he does a great deal of deep soul-searching. What are his thoughts about? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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26 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE 5. When does Grant see the butterfly? What does the butterfly symbolize? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 6. Did Jefferson die a coward or the man Grant was trying to teach him to be? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 7. What hope does the author give the reader that the situation in this town has truly changed? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 8. The final scene depicts Grant back in the classroom. What reason might one have to believe that he will be a better teacher from this day on? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 9. Why would the author have chosen this particular setting for this story? Could this story take place in another setting? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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