1. Who does Mama want to contact
to help with the mortgage payment?
2. The Logans will have to use the cotton
gin in Vicksburg. What is a cotton gin?
for separating cotton from the seeds.
machine that cuts the cotton plants down.
A machine that makes
cotton into fabric.
3. According to the author which of the following
individuals has the worst temper?
4. What did Hammer have to sell in order to get
the money to pay off the mortgage?
He sold the
He sold Jack the mule.
5. Melvin Simms had a condescending smirk on his
face. Which of the following is a synonym of condescending?
6. Who comes to the Logan house at the beginning
of Chapter 11 to tell them he is in trouble?
R.W. and Melvin Simms
7. Put the following events from Chapter 11
in order as T. J. explains how they occurred.
J. slips in through a window and opens the door for the Simmes.
Simms hits Mr. Barnett on the head with the axe.
They break the gun cabinet with an axe.
J. starts walking toward home and gets a ride with a farmer.
J. and the Simmes go to get the pearl-handled pistol at the the mercantile
Mr. and Mrs.Barnett appear with a flashlight.
The Simms beat up T.J because he wouldn't wait for
them to finish some business they had to take care of.
8. As Chapter 12 begins the Logan children
return home in the middle of the night to tell their family what has
happened. Which of the children does not return with the others,
but stays hidden in the forest?
9. What does Mrs. Logan
fear will happen to her husband if he goes in search of their son with
He will be
He will injure
He will be hanged.
10. When Christopher-John folds his arms across
his chest and was adamant, which of the following best describes his
refusing to move.
was excited about getting up and going to look at the fire.
He was sad.
11. Why does Papa start the fire in his own
want to pick the cotton.
wanted to stop the people from killing T.J. without using his gun.
He didn't want to pay
12. As Chapter 12 comes to an end Cassie cries
for T.J. Why does she do this?
because he was injured.
cries because she never liked him and wishes she would have been a
She cries because he
may be imprisoned or even killed.
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