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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. When John shares with Peter Randall that he feels Karen's autopsy shows she was not pregnant, what does Peter say?

2. Roger Whiting explains to John Berry that Karen Randall's most prominent symptom was what?

3. When John Berry gains access to Art Lee in jail, how much time is he given for their meeting?

4. When John goes to the Randall's house after talking with the radiologist and checking with the pharmacy, whom does he see?

5. As Jack Hendricks prepares to do an autopsy on Karen Randall, who arrives and performs the procedure instead?

Short Essay Questions

1. During the first conversation between J.D. Randall and John Berry, what does the reader learn about Randall's attitude towards Art Lee?

2. Who is Alan Zenner, and why does John talk with him?

3. What key details does John learn about Karen from her roommate Ginnie?

4. Why has George Bradford declined to take Art Lee's case?

5. According to John, autopsies are required to be performed under what circumstances?

6. Describe the connection between Suzanne Blake and Art Lee.

7. When John Berry spends ten minutes with Art Lee after his arrest, what does Art explain about Karen Randall?

8. When John finally talks with Peter Randall directly, what key pieces of information does he learn?

9. While John Berry does his work in the pathology lab during the busiest part of the day, who calls him, and why?

10. How does J.D. Randall, Karen's father, first attempt to get John Berry to stop working on Art Lee's case?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare and contrast Dr. John Berry with Dr. Frank Conway. Analyze each in the following categories: compassion, honesty, professionalism, expertise. Which of the two is more trustworthy? Why?

Essay Topic 2

There are those who seem to be on John's side in his quest to get to the truth, and those who want him to mind his own business, drop his investigation, and go back to practicing medicine. What motivates some of these individuals to either support, hinder, or altogether avoid John?

Essay Topic 3

Often, John Berry seems to realize that he speaks his mind too freely and offends people or hurts their feelings. Does he do anything to try to change his gruff directness with people? Does he ever benefit from such brutal candor? If so, how?

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