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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In a complaint filed with U.S. District Court, SD, New York, September 30, 1990, Oscar L. Crease, Plaintiff vs. Erebus Entertainment, Inc., Ben B. F. Leva, Constantine Kiester a/k/a Jonathan Livingston (Siegal), and others, Defendants, alleges on or about July 1, 1977, plaintiff submits an original play entitled "Once at Antietam" to Kiester, then a television producer; Kiester returns said play with a note, saying what?

2. Sitting with Basie, waiting for Oscar to finish physical therapy, Christina knows Oscar considers Basie as what?

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

4. What does Lily declare about Oscar's play so far?

5. What does Harry advise Oscar regarding history?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens in the next scene of Oscar's play?

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

3. Why does Oscar demand a subpoena of Kiester's records?

4. What is the rambling, disjointed message that Trish leaves for Christina?

5. How is James B. bitten?

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

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

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

9. Why is Trish suing to maintain support payments for her son?

10. What does Oscar think of Basie? Why does he keep him around?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The family myth is destroyed.

Part 1) What is the family myth? How is it destroyed? How are the various characters affected by this?

Part 2) How different would the story have been if this myth had been discovered earlier in the story?

Part 3) How has this discover affected you as the reader? Why?

Essay Topic 2

God has no place in law.

Part 1) Prove this statement to be true, according to the story.

Part 2) How else is religion woven throughout this story?

Part 3) What role does religion have in the decisions made by the characters? What might be the author's purpose for this?

Essay Topic 3

Harry dies.

Part 1) How does Harry die? Is his death foreshadowed? Explain.

Part 2) How does his death affect the other characters? Why does it affect them this way?

Part 3) What is the purpose of Harry's death? Why would the author have him die?

Part 4) Compare and contrast aspects of Harry's life and death to that of Judge Crease's.

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