1. The Logan family lived on a farm. They
raised their own vegetables because they could not afford to buy them in
the stores. Explain how this is different from the way most
families today acquire their vegetables.
Possible Answer: Most families today that live in cities
purchase their vegetables at the grocery store. Both small and
large city grocery stores have produce sections. These areas have
a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. Some of the items are
already packaged and some are not. If they are not in packages you
can select the items and the number you want.
Some larger cities also have
outdoor markets where you can purchase fruits and vegetables that are in
season. Once again, you can select the number you want. Some
outdoor markets also carry fresh breads and other bakery, and fish as
2. Imagine that you are Cassie. You are
waiting in the mercantile for service and white people are waited on
before you. Explain how you would feel and react to this
Possible Answer: If I were Cassie I would also be very angry
about the way I was being treated. Growing up when she did had to
be very difficult. Racial prejudice is an awful thing to live with
and a very hard thing to try to change. I'm not sure how I would
react because I realize from reading this book that I could have been
burned if I did not follow the rules set up by the white people.
Cassie was very lucky to have a caring and loving family who protected
her from a lot of the evil that was happening.
3. Find an article in the newspaper that is about a
racially motivated incident. Write about your feelings and reactions
to the incident. Make comparisons about the incident to incidents
that occurred in Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Suggestions: Your response should include a brief summary of the
article as well as your feelings about the incident being reported.
Also make at least one comparison about the article and an incident from
4. Use reference materials to find information
about the state of Mississippi. You might want to gather information
related to the story, Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.
Possible Answer: Mississippi is 47,296 square miles. Its
capital is Jackson. The state bird is the mockingbird. The
state flower is the magnolia and the state tree is the magnolia.
Soybeans are the major crop. Cotton used to be the major crop.
Mississippi is bordered to the west by Louisiana, Missouri
and Arkansas and to the east by Alabama and Tennessee. The
Mississippi River flows along the west border.