5 We now know who the narrator is Why might the author chose to tell the story

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_________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 5. We now know who the narrator is. Why might the author chose to tell the story from the first-person point-of-view? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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3 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Three VOCABULARY antebellum – existing before the war, especially before the U.S. Civil War 1. What is the tie between Miss Emma and Henri Pichot? How does this tie figure into the ladies’ scheme? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. What pieces of information does the author reveal about Grant in the early part of this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Reread the section of this chapter where Henri Pichot comes to the kitchen to speak with Miss Emma. Explain what is happening with Grant’s eyes shifting. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. What is the agreement arrived at by the end of the chapter? What can you infer from Pichot’s comments? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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4 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Four 1. Why does Grant try to hurt his aunt when he tells her he will be eating in Bayonne? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Name some of the ways the town of Bayonne is divided between whites and blacks. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. Grant is feeling terrible and calls someone named Vivian. What do you learn about her in this chapter? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. In Grant’s confusion and anger, he flings many questions at Vivian, all dealing with his job of making Jefferson into a man. List some of the questions he asks her. Do you think he is really asking himself the questions? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 5. At the end of all these questions, how does Vivian respond? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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5 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Five 1. Briefly describe Grant’s school. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. How does Grant discipline his students? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. What kind of lives do his students have? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. What is Grant’s subject for the lecture he delivers that day? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 5. What is the message that is delivered to Grant at the end of the afternoon? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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6 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Six VOCABULARY satchel – a school bag, shoulder bag 1. What time does Grant arrive at the Pichot house for his 5:00 appointment? When does he actually get to talk to Pichot and Sheriff Guidry? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Why does Grant refuse to sit down or take any supper while he is waiting? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 3. What is the bet between Pichot and Mr. Louis? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 4. When the men enter the kitchen where Grant is waiting, Grant tries to decide how he should respond to them. What are his thoughts? What is his main difficulty? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 5. What are the terms of the visitation Guidry finally agrees to? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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7 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Seven VOCABULARY primer – basic coverage, introduction, briefing; in this context it is used to refer to the youngest students, those of kindergarten age. 1. Why is Grant upset by the superintendent’s visit to Grant’s school? _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ 2. Explain the irony about Dr. Joseph is looking at the students’ mouths and teeth. _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________________________
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8 A Lesson Before Dying STUDENT COPY STUDY GUIDE Chapter Eight VOCABULARY grudgingly – reluctantly relented – gave in, changed one’s mind, yielded mulatto – a child from one white and one black parent, mixed blood Creole – a person of mixed French and black parentage 1. What memory does the delivery of firewood to the school prompt?
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