How does Mama want to retaliate for what the night riders' have done to the Berrys? A. Hold a large town meetingB. Boycott the Wallace storeC. Fight the WallacesD. Have the Wallaces arrested...

 

How does Mama want to retaliate for what the night riders' have done to the Berrys?

A. Hold a large town meeting
B. Boycott the Wallace store
C. Fight the Wallaces
D. Have the Wallaces arrested

 

 

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In Chapter 2 of Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, Mr. Logan returns to his home in Mississippi with a Mr. Morrison, who has lost his job on the railroad in Louisiana. When the family attends church on Sunday, they hear about the attacks upon the Berrys because the death of John Henry Berry is announced.

After learning from the Laniers and the Averys of the terrible burning of the Berrys by some white men who were supposedly punishing John Henry for flirting with Sallie Ann, it is Papa who says, "In this family, we don't shop at the Wallace store" because he knows that the Wallaces are involved in this terrorism. Further, he tells his children to not go to the Wallace store for any reason.

Then, in Chapter 4, Mrs. Logan (Mama) encourages several people not to shop at the Wallaces' store after telling them how they are responsible for the burnings; later, she takes orders for food and things and drives to Strawberry for them.

Mr. Morrison, who has been fired from his railroad job for fighting with whites and whom Papa is bringing home to help protect the family against a recent wave of vigilante terrorism; distant neighbors have just been visited by the dreaded night riders, and one man has already died of burns.

Therefore the answer is:
B. Boycott the Wallace store

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