The Gilded Six-Bits



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The Gilded Six-Bits”--Questions

____1. Describe the setting of the story.

____2. What kind of relationship did Joe and Missie May have? Give examples from the story.

____3. What did Joe regard as a sign of wealth?

____4. At first, how did Joe view Slemmons? How did Missie view him?

____5. Why was Missie unfaithful to Joe?

____6. How did her actions affect their marriage? Give several examples?

____7. Why did Missie contemplate leaving Joe? Why did she stay? Why did Joe decide to stay with Missie?

____8. What irony do you see in the clerk’s statement, “Wisht I could be like these darkies. Laughin’ all the time. Nothin’ worries ‘em.”

The Gilded Six-Bits”--Questions

____1. Describe the setting of the story.

____2. What kind of relationship did Joe and Missie May have? Give examples from the story.

____3. What did Joe regard as a sign of wealth?

____4. At first, how did Joe view Slemmons? How did Missie view him?

____5. Why was Missie unfaithful to Joe?

____6. How did her actions affect their marriage? Give several examples?

____7. Why did Missie contemplate leaving Joe? Why did she stay? Why did Joe decide to stay with Missie?

____8. What irony do you see in the clerk’s statement, “Wisht I could be like these darkies. Laughin’ all the time. Nothin’ worries ‘em.”

The Gilded Six-Bits”--Questions

____1. Describe the setting of the story.

____2. What kind of relationship did Joe and Missie May have? Give examples from the story.

____3. What did Joe regard as a sign of wealth?

____4. At first, how did Joe view Slemmons? How did Missie view him?

____5. Why was Missie unfaithful to Joe?

____6. How did her actions affect their marriage? Give several examples?

____7. Why did Missie contemplate leaving Joe? Why did she stay? Why did Joe decide to stay with Missie?



____8. What irony do you see in the clerk’s statement, “Wisht I could be like these darkies. Laughin’ all the time. Nothin’ worries ‘em.”


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