Why does Hiram admire Willie Reed?
Hiram admires Willie for having to guts to testify.
Who testified against Bryant and Milam?
What is Naomi’s life like when Hiram returns?
What is Naomi’s life like when Hiram returns? She is keeping her family together, its not going so well.
Why does Hiram stay in Greenwood instead of returning to Arizona for school?
Why does Hiram stay in Greenwood instead of returning to Arizona for school? He got served to testify. Why is Hiram frightened of the possibility of testifying in court? Because he’s scared they might do what they did to Emmet to him.
How does Grandpa Hillburn make his money?
paul have both been in the war and they both dont like grandpa. How does Grandpa Hilburn make his money? Grandpa gets mad and yells at mostly the worker and then hiram.
Is Hiram Hillburn black?
Plot. In 1955, Hiram Hillburn, a eight-year-old white male, lives in Arizona with his father. He resents his father for moving the family from Greenwood, Mississippi when he was nine, away from his beloved Southern grandfather.
Why does grandpa get a little sad when they go to look at the fields?
Because he doesn’t want to see the negroes that are working on the farm and he feels superior to him and maybe it makes him angry to see them.
Why doesn’t Grampa care much for the rest of the world?
Hiram’s granpa does not care much for the rest of the world because, he doesn’t like that men and women are going and fighting other peoples wars.
How old is Hiram Hillburn?
What nickname does RC call Hiram?
Who is RC Rydell?
R.C. Rydell has been described as the typical “redneck” character that comes to mind when people think of Southern racism. Many people in town see him as stupid and careless. His father is an alcoholic and very abusive, both to R.C. and to his sister Naomi, whom Hiram has a crush on.
What trouble in money does RC tell Hiram about?
Attacking Emmett at the river. How does Hiram initially hear of the trouble in Money? RC tells him there was trouble with a strange boy up to Bryant’s store. When Sheriff Strider testifies he tries to convince the court that it wasn’t Emmett Till’s body that was recovered from the river.
What does RC make Emmett eat?
R.C. roughs up Emmett and stuffs fish guts in his mouth.
Why does Hiram call the sheriff’s office?
The sheriff calls him because they will need him for a while.
What cruel thing has RC done to Ralph?
RC gave Ralph a ride. The ride, however, included driving Ralph out of town, taking his clothes, and leaving Ralph behind to walk home…. naked.
What does Hiram receive that causes him to stay in Greenwood?
What does Hiram receive in Chapter 12 that causes him to stay in Greenwood? Court summons.
Why could Naomi console Hiram the most?
Why could Naomi console Hiram the most? Naomi felt like a sister to Hiram. Hiram reminded her of her own brother R.C. She was the only one around now with maternal instinct.
What did Hiram’s dad say that made him feel better about the trial?
Terms in this set (11) What did Hiram’s dad say that made him feel better about the trial? Your grandfather and I are going to get along from now on , we even planned a fishing trip.
Who gives Hiram something to think about before he leaves Greenwood?
Mr. Paul thinks that Hiram should testify and speak up. Then he thinks Hiram should leave the town immediately. What does Hiram decide to do at the end of chapter 13?
What important information does RC tell Hiram?
R.C. laughs at him and says that it does not matter. He also informs Hiram that he is going with some other white men to the nearby village to talk to a young African American man that has insulted a white woman.