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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Harry advise Oscar regarding history?
(a) One should not make a play about it.
(b) It is boring.
(c) It cannot be repeated.
(d) One cannot copyright it.

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

3. What does Christina do when Oscar hints that Harry could handle the case?
(a) She says Harry is free to help.
(b) She is thrilled to have Harry help her brother.
(c) She snaps that Harry is exhausted and has no free time.
(d) She silently worries about Harry's health.

4. What forces Thomas to go north to prevent the Union government from seizing everything?
(a) His uncle's death.
(b) His ill wife.
(c) His mother's death.
(d) His dying sister.

5. Who is Thomas?
(a) He is the director of the Civil War movie.
(b) 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.
(c) He is the Crease's next door neighbor.
(d) He is a figment of Oscar's imagination.

Short Answer Questions

1. William longs to fight in the war, which Thomas says what?

2. The phone rings, and Trish leaves a rambling, disjointed message. What does she fear?

3. Harry warns of the risk and cost of contesting what?

4. Why does Basie interrupt by admitting Oscar's lawsuit could be a landmark if they win?

5. Thomas muses how the trees, rocks and ditches - all so casually ignored in peacetime - are what in battle?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what do both Oscar and Trish want to sue?

2. How does Basie explain why members of Oscar's family are left out of the suit and the language is repetitious?

3. How does the official transcript of Oscar's deposition open?

4. What has Lily's lawyer told Oscar about his injuries?

5. What is wrong with Lily, when she enters the scene?

6. How does Oscar use Shakespeare in his argument? What is Pai's response to this?

7. What does Lily do and say when she visits Oscar?

8. What is explained about the slave, Israel? What are both the Major, Kane, and William's thoughts regarding this discussion?

9. Why has Pai been having this discussion with Oscar? What does he want to know?

10. What are news headlines, regarding Oscar's father? What do they mean for his father?

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