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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In what part of the pretrial is "voir dire" involved?
(a) Jury selection.
(b) Motion for change of venue.
(c) Depositions.
(d) Discovery.

2. Judge Skinner has a lengthy and mutual friendship with which of the attorneys?
(a) Jacobs.
(b) Schlictmann.
(c) Cheeseman.
(d) Facher.

3. What is the length of the Statute of Limitations on personal injuries in Massachusetts?
(a) 5 years.
(b) 1 year.
(c) 3 years.
(d) 10 years.

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

5. What is Schlictmann's War Room?
(a) His home.
(b) The conference room where he meets with the defense.
(c) His office.
(d) The defense's office.

6. In the pre-trial publicity, which publication calls the Woburn case "a bellwether case?"
(a) Business Week.
(b) The New York Times.
(c) The Washington Post.
(d) Newsweek.

7. Who is Rikki Klieman?
(a) Schlictmann's assistant.
(b) A lawyer.
(c) A biochemist.
(d) Cheeseman's associate.

8. Who is Tom Neville?
(a) An expert witness.
(b) Facher's associate.
(c) Conway's lawyer friend.
(d) Schlictmann's associate.

9. What type of case does Schlictmann win that provides him with money for the Woburn case?
(a) Medical malpractice.
(b) Environmental.
(c) Criminal.
(d) Toxic waste.

10. What TV show films a segment on the Woburn case?
(a) CNN.
(b) Boston News.
(c) 60 Minutes.
(d) New York Beat.

11. When do residents of east Woburn begin to complain about the water?
(a) 1959.
(b) 1965.
(c) 1964.
(d) 1967.

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

13. What governmental agency orderes the discontinuation of the use of TCE in the 1970s?
(a) Massachusetts Agency of Contamination.
(b) DOD.
(c) OSHA.
(d) EPA.

14. Who is the manager of Riley Tannery?
(a) Robert Reed.
(b) John Riley.
(c) Henry Riley.
(d) John Cordelia.

15. Who does Cheeseman implead into the case as a third defendant?
(a) EPA.
(b) Unifirst.
(c) City of Woburn.
(d) Whitney Barrel.

Short Answer Questions

1. How far away from Boston is Woburn located?

2. Why is TCE used during World War II at the tannery?

3. Why does Roisman drop the Woburn case?

4. When is Woburn's first commercial enterprise built?

5. After the deposition process, who does Schlictmann believe is lying?

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