This activity has students work in groups on a timed limit to produce thoughtful answers about Ernest Gaines's novel A Lesson Before Dying. The questions include important quotes from the novel, symbolism, and characterization to help students review the material.
On a time crunch, students have to work together to develop a system and delegate tasks. They have to know their information and be ready to present the information to the class. Ideally, one group's answer when read aloud will spark larger discussion among the other groups before moving on to the next question.
My students had a lot of fun with this activity because of its quick pace and competitive nature. I have used with both English II and III.