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Multiple Choice Questions

1. What convinces Oscar the producer of "The Blood in the Red White and Blue," Kiester, has stolen the characters and themes of his play?
(a) When he sees the movie.
(b) The Times' review of the movie.
(c) After talking to the director about his film.
(d) Reading the script for the movie.

2. What does the plaintiff do with the play?
(a) He sends it to other producers.
(b) He destroys it.
(c) He frames it in his home.
(d) He withdraws it from further circulation.

3. How does Oscar say Bagby's swindling differs from Pentagon operations?
(a) The Pentagon is trustworthy, unlike Bagby.
(b) Bagby represents the Pentagon but from an earlier era.
(c) Bagby is more honest than the Pentagon.
(d) Only in scope (thousands vs. billions of dollars).

4. Using only the newspapers of the day, what is Oscar showing?
(a) His father will never care about him, unless he becomes famous with his play.
(b) The movie is an exact making of his play.
(c) The blossoming of greed and corruption that will create modern America.
(d) His play is worthy of being made into a film.

5. What calls Oscar's play's first act superfluous, the last act untargeted, and the whole play void of purpose?
(a) The newspapers.
(b) The television broadcasts.
(c) The rejection letter.
(d) Broadway producers.

6. How many causes of action does the plaintiff claim he has sustained?
(a) Three.
(b) Four.
(c) Two.
(d) Ten.

7. Why can Lily not marry Oscar yet?
(a) She is out of the country.
(b) She is waiting for a messy divorce to go through.
(c) She is too young.
(d) He has not proposed.

8. What does this travel north end for Thomas?
(a) His life.
(b) His desire to return to the south.
(c) His dream of a life in public office.
(d) His relationship with his family.

9. Why does Basie interrupt by admitting Oscar's lawsuit could be a landmark if they win?
(a) He wants to convince Oscar his case has a chance.
(b) He wants to encourage Oscar to hire him.
(c) He is trying to stay positive.
(d) He hopes to forestall reading the entire script.

10. The defendants are enjoined to halt exhibition until when?
(a) The plaintiff is given a monetary reward.
(b) The plaintiff can receive therapy.
(c) The plaintiff is given equal credit with the producer and director.
(d) The plaintiff gets the opportunity to see the movie.

11. Why does Oscar include natural slavery in the play?
(a) Because it is believed by most people.
(b) Because it is shocking.
(c) Because the Major - not he - believes in it.
(d) Because he believes it.

12. Since when has Oscar been feeling terminal?
(a) Ever since his accident.
(b) Ever since that morning.
(c) Ever since a man in black came offering him money to carry messages to the other side.
(d) Ever since his physical therapy began.

13. Sitting with Basie, waiting for Oscar to finish physical therapy, Christina knows Oscar considers Basie as what?
(a) A great friend and terrific lawyer.
(b) A good and trustworthy man.
(c) Little better than a distracted delivery boy.
(d) An intelligent and gifted lawyer.

14. The Major makes an aside to Kane about what, regarding Israel?
(a) All slaves should be educated.
(b) Israel would be a powerful ally to have against Thomas.
(c) Israel will never get caught.
(d) Educating a slave to read and carve wood like Israel is an invitation to trouble. K

15. In more responsive hands, observes the Times, the characters of the movie might have reflected what?
(a) The relationships between people.
(b) The characters of Oscar's play.
(c) The deeper opposing dualities of man's nature.
(d) The seriousness of war.

Short Answer Questions

1. From whom does Christina read Oscar a letter?

2. What does Oscar state about his teaching career?

3. Basie remarks on the house's value. How does Oscar reply?

4. According to Harry, why does Judge Crease give reporters the headline, "EVERY DOG ENTITLED TO ONE BITE, SAYS JUDGE?"

5. Why is Christina worried about Szyrk?

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