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

Multiple Choice Questions

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

2. 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) He never said this; the reporters twisted his words.
(c) It's an effort to get himself disqualified from hearing any of the remaining cases.
(d) He is a very sarcastic man.

3. When does Jonathan Livingston change his name to Constantine Kiester?
(a) After running for mayor.
(b) After grad school.
(c) After acting on Broadway.
(d) After moving to Hollywood.

4. How do Harry and Christina find Oscar trapped?
(a) In his bedroom screaming for help.
(b) In his car with the doors locked.
(c) In his new wheelchair and complaining about his new maid.
(d) Outside the house without his keys.

5. Why does James B. file a suit?
(a) His dog is injured in a construction accident.
(b) His pet dies in a car accident.
(c) He is bitten by a strange dog.
(d) He is trying to coax his pet out and is bitten.

6. Kiester serves notice of intent to examine Oscar in Los Angeles and demands what?
(a) Time to organize a defense team.
(b) His presence.
(c) His play.
(d) Copies of any evidence.

7. Who is Thomas?
(a) He is the hero and a born aristocrat in his thirties, dressed in a rumbled field uniform, bearing a battle scar that is evident but not disfiguring.
(b) He is the Crease's next door neighbor.
(c) He is the director of the Civil War movie.
(d) He is a figment of Oscar's imagination.

8. How does Mother reply when Thomas asks what she wants?
(a) To move onto a nice plantation.
(b) To move up north.
(c) Only to stay with her son.
(d) Only to lay up treasures in heaven.

9. What does Lily declare about Oscar's play so far?
(a) It is brilliant.
(b) It is beautiful.
(c) It is somewhat odd.
(d) It is spooky.

10. Thomas muses how the trees, rocks and ditches - all so casually ignored in peacetime - are what in battle?
(a) Cruel and disfigured.
(b) In the way of the soldiers.
(c) Bloody and twisted.
(d) Crucial to survival.

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

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

13. What has John Israel done?
(a) Talked back to Thomas.
(b) Freed the other slaves.
(c) Run away.
(d) Shot himself.

14. Basie remarks on the house's value. How does Oscar reply?
(a) Privacy is valuable in an era of tract homes.
(b) The home has been in his family for generations.
(c) The house is very old and large.
(d) The house is really not worth much.

15. Oscar sees Basie's point, but does not want what?
(a) To listen to him.
(b) His name tied to mindless trash.
(c) To have his case dismissed.
(d) His play to be made into a movie.

Short Answer Questions

1. About what does Thomas still dream about first stepping onto Quantness?

2. Basie says a newspaper report has raised hopes in Oscar's case, provided what?

3. 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?

4. What does this travel north end for Thomas?

5. Courage, Kane states, is what?

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