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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When does the Anderson's son die?
(a) 1977.
(b) 1974.
(c) 1981.
(d) 1983.

2. What is "Litigation Sciences?"
(a) A TV show.
(b) A Harvard Law School course taught by Facher.
(c) A firm specializing in jury selection.
(d) A book on trials.

3. Who says: "Frankly, I'm in this for the punitive damages."
(a) Conway.
(b) Crowley.
(c) Schlictmann.
(d) Nesson.

4. Why is TCE used during World War II at the tannery?
(a) For polish in shoes.
(b) To cure leather.
(c) To waterproof boots.
(d) To clean machinery.

5. When is the complaint in the Woburn case filed?
(a) January, 1982.
(b) May, 1982.
(c) December, 1981.
(d) March, 1982.

6. Who says, "Through trials, society seeks not only to discover the truth about a past event, but also to forge a link between crime and punishment, between wrong and liability."
(a) Nesson.
(b) Klieman.
(c) Skinner.
(d) Blackman.

7. Who is Tom Kiley?
(a) Schlictmann's assistant.
(b) An expert witness for Schlictmann.
(c) Schlictmann's banker.
(d) Schlictmann's friend.

8. How much does the maple conference table in Schlictmann's office cost?
(a) $8,000.
(b) $3,500.
(c) $150.
(d) $12,000.

9. What is barratry?
(a) The trying of a case without a jury.
(b) The bribing of judges.
(c) The solicitation of groundless lawsuits.
(d) The bringing of frivolous lawsuits.

10. What law firm represents Beatrice Foods?
(a) Foley, Hoag and Eliot.
(b) Hale and Door.
(c) Schlictmann and Conway.
(d) Jones and Jones.

11. What chemical is added to Wells G and H beginning in 1968?
(a) Floride.
(b) Chlorine.
(c) Benzene.
(d) Germicide.

12. What law firm represents Grace Chemical Company?
(a) Foley, Hoag, and Eliot.
(b) Hale and Door.
(c) Schlictmann and Conway.
(d) Mason and Dunn.

13. How far away from Boston is Woburn located?
(a) 12 miles.
(b) 152 miles.
(c) 100 miles.
(d) 55 miles.

14. Where does the pre-trial settlement conference take place in Boston?
(a) The Four Seasons hotel.
(b) Facher's offices.
(c) Schlictmann's offices.
(d) The judge's chambers.

15. What is the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice?
(a) A division of the Justice Department.
(b) An organization specializing in helping the poor.
(c) A public interest law firm.
(d) A committee of the American Bar Association.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the first person who contacted the Atlanta Center for Disease Control about Woburn's leukemia cluster?

2. Why does Facher initially have little concern about the Woburn lawsuit?

3. When do residents of east Woburn begin to complain about the water?

4. How much do the Anderson's pay for their house in Woburn?

5. How old is the Anderson's son when he was diagnosed with leukemia?

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