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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who calls Dr. John Berry during his busiest time in the pathology lab?

2. Who is William Harvey Shattuck Randall?

3. After J.D. Randall tries to bribe John Berry to get him to drop Art Lee's case, J.D. resorts to what?

4. What do John Berry and Frank Conway discuss when John drives Frank to Children's Hospital?

5. When John contacts the pharmacy to learn more about Karen's prescription, he learns that she was taking what?

Short Essay Questions

1. John Berry compares his puzzlement over Art Lee's case with "the Peru case." What is the Peru case to which he refers?

2. Explain why other doctors let Dr. Frank Conway rant and rave after one of his patients dies.

3. Summarize John Berry's phone conversation with Dr. Sanderson, head of the pathology labs, following his unfruitful meeting with Art Lee's attorney.

4. What does John say to Dr. Weston about his role in the death of Roman?

5. Describe the demonstration outside the home of the Lee family.

6. Why does Angela clean fingerprints off the chair and doorknob?

7. Describe Dr. Norton Francis Hammond.

8. What does John tell Peter Randall when asked for his opinion about Karen's autopsy findings?

9. How does John's wife, Judith, feel at the dinner party at George Morris' house?

10. Why does John take a sample of Karen's blood to Dr. Jim Murphy?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast how Karen Randall as seen by her family with how she is seen by her college friends. Why does she present herself one way to her family and another way to her friends? Does anybody even know the "real" Karen, or is everyone fooled by her fabrications?

Essay Topic 2

Explain why the police are not more cooperative and helpful with the Lee family when hecklers attack their home. Why are the police dragging their feet? How does John intervene? How does he secure police protection for the family?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the roles that race and ethnic background play in this story. When does this story take place? How does racism affect Art Lee's chances of a fair trial? How does racism affect George Wilson's ability to convince a jury that Art is innocent?

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