Chapters 2 & 3

  1. How does Addie Ann feel about her boss, Old Man Adams? Use evidence from the text to support your answer.
  2. What gift does Old Man Adams leave to Addie Ann? Why is this gift so meaningful to her?
  3. What gift does Old Man Adams leave to the community? Why is that gift important to the citizens of Kuckachoo? Why do the white people try to steal this gift?
  4. After the lawyer reads the will, the sheriff pulls out his shotgun. Addie Ann says, “I’m afraid we’re all going to die. And I wonder if it’s worth it, for the land.” Name a specific place in the world where people fight and die over the right to land? Is it worth it to fight about territory? Why or why not?

Mississippi Delta Cotton Field


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