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The Testament Summary
John Grisham

Everything you need to understand or teach The Testament by John Grisham.

  • The Testament Summary & Study Guide
  • 1 Student Essay
  • ...and more
  • 30 The Testament Lessons
  • 20 Activities
  • 180 Multiple Choice Questions
  • 60 Short Essay Questions
  • 20 Essay Questions
  • Pre-Made Tests and Quizzes
  • ...and more

The Testament Summary

Plot Summary

The Testament is the story of Troy Phelan, his will, and the struggle over the distribution of his estate. Troy commits suicide and leaves behind a controversial will. The estimated value of his assets at the time of his death was approximately eleven billion dollars. The will leaves nearly all of his assets to his illegitimate daughter, Rachel. Because of this, the will is perceived as offensive by his other children who are quick to contest it. They are encouraged to do so by their selfish lawyers, most notably Hark Gettys, who earn generous hourly fees for each hour they spend in court haggling over the will. At the time of her father's death, Rachel was a missionary living amongst the Ipica Indians deep inside the Pantanal region of Brazil in South America. To notify her of her father's gift, a semi-retired lawyer, Nate O'Riley, was sent to...

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Study Pack

The The Testament Study Pack contains about 62 pages of study material in 4 products, including:

The Testament Study Guide

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The Testament Lesson Plans contain 136 pages of teaching material, including:

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