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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Without insurance, what can Lily not do?
(a) Go to the dentist.
(b) Have her eyes examined.
(c) Buy a new car.
(d) See a doctor.

2. What does Trish gush with joy over, besides Oscar now having someone to sue so he will be set for life?
(a) How cute Christina's new dress is.
(b) Oscar's hospital room.
(c) Christina landing a lawyer for a husband.
(d) Getting invited to visit Oscar.

3. What does Thomas' mother refuse to leave?
(a) The parlor.
(b) The broken-down farmhouse.
(c) The farm.
(d) Her room.

4. Harry hopes once Szyrk is reversed, what will happen?
(a) Interest will stay the same.
(b) Interest will grow.
(c) Szyrk will be his friend.
(d) Interest will die down.

5. Oscar seats a guest, Harold Basie, in Grandfather's chair and asks him to do what?
(a) Listen to Act 1, Scene 1.
(b) Read Act 1, Scene 1.
(c) Tell him how he plans on winning Oscar's case against Kiester.
(d) Talk to him about his law career.

6. Oscar recalls sending the script to whom?
(a) Some television director whose name he cannot recall.
(b) His mother and father.
(c) A friend's agent.
(d) A Broadway producer.

7. According to Harry, why does Judge Crease give reporters the headline, "EVERY DOG ENTITLED TO ONE BITE, SAYS JUDGE?"
(a) He is annoyed with the plaintiff.
(b) It's an effort to get himself disqualified from hearing any of the remaining cases.
(c) He is a very sarcastic man.
(d) He never said this; the reporters twisted his words.

8. Why can Oscar not start an action for infringement against the historical society?
(a) They have not used Oscar's play for profit.
(b) They are a non-profit organization.
(c) He had given them permission to use his play.
(d) Until the copyright claim is registered.

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

10. Why does Oscar demand a subpoena of Kiester's records?
(a) To annoy Kiester.
(b) To waste time.
(c) To prove the ad campaign is a last-minute attempt to poison the atmosphere over Szyrk.
(d) To prove that the movie is based on his play.

11. 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) The Times' review of the movie.
(b) After talking to the director about his film.
(c) When he sees the movie.
(d) Reading the script for the movie.

12. When Pai asks Oscar to read several passages and state whether he recognizes them, from where does Oscar acknowledge they come?
(a) Kaufman and Hart's play, You Can't Take It With You.
(b) Eugene O'Neill's dreary play, Mourning Becomes Electra.
(c) Eugene O'Neill's play, Ah Wilderness.
(d) Gower Champions' musical, 42nd Street.

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

14. Harry does not want to get involved with Trisha's case. What does he warn Christina?
(a) Trish may come to soley rely on her.
(b) Trish may try to drag her into the case.
(c) She may be called as a witness for foolishly accompanying Trish to the clinic.
(d) She may say something to Trish she does not mean.

15. Basie finds dialogue between Kane and Thomas about justice familiar, and Oscar says it is from what?
(a) Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.
(b) Thomas Jefferson's autobiography.
(c) Shakespeare's Othello.
(d) Plato's Republic.

Short Answer Questions

1. Oscar maintains "when the idea is used in the context of the expression, combined with the expression, then the idea becomes part of the abuse I'm referring to," but denies what?

2. Bagby says the miners fear a drop in wages if the President does what?

3. Basie doubts Oscar has a case, but leaves doing what?

4. Oscar has not seen the movie but has heard and read the hero has what, which can hardly be a coincidence?

5. How does Oscar respond when Pai questions him saying, could Livingston not be expected to receive many such unsolicited scripts, written solely in hopes of financial reward?

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