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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is the first victim to fall in the riot at the courthouse?
(a) Reverend Agee.
(b) Lester Hailey.
(c) Ozzie Walls.
(d) Freddie Cobb.
2. At 5:00 a.m. Harry Rex arrives with biscuit sandwiches sent by Jake's favorite waitress at the Coffee Shop, and he discusses with Jake:
(a) Potential jurors once again.
(b) Ellen Roark's credentials.
(c) Prospects for a temporary insanity plea.
(d) His motion for change of venue.
3. Where does Reverend Agee spend his time during the trial?
(a) Seated behind Hailey's.
(b) Running demonstrations.
(c) Giving sermons outside court.
(d) Split between being seated in the row behind the Hailey's, and running demonstrations.
4. Looking out a window at the black protesters, Barry Acker realizes a guilty verdict will bring a riot and what will transpire?
(a) They will be not be injured.
(b) They will make it out of town with the help of additional National Guard troops.
(c) They will reach the vans safely.
(d) They will not reach the bus safely.
5. When the phone rings while Harry Rex and Jake are discussing legal matters on the morning before the trial, what happens?
(a) Jake angrily responds to a hate call and slams the phone down.
(b) Jake ignores it, allowing it to ring before it finally stops.
(c) Jake answers the call and advises the caller the line is tapped.
(d) Harry Rex humorously deflects a hate call aimed at Jake.
6. Following three hours of sleep on the morning of the trial, Jake bolts awake and has Deputy Nesbit do what?
(a) Check the building out as he has heard something suspicious.
(b) Has him drive him to Lucien's home where he left some documents.
(c) Take him home so he can shower and shave.
(d) Take him to Ozzie to review security measures in transporting Carl Lee.
7. Although Jake wished he had not worn ostrich skin boots, Lucien argues what?
(a) The boots went well with Bass's suit
(b) Ostrich skin boots reflected style.
(c) The jury would relate to boots.
(d) The boots were expensive and showed class.
8. When the jurors arrive the next morning for further deliberation, how are they taken from the bus to the courthouse?
(a) By Ozzie and National Guardsmen through the crowd.
(b) By National Guardsmen through the crowd.
(c) Through a back entrance using two vans instead of a bus.
(d) By deputies through the crowd.
9. What does Jake say to the judge after Ozzie explains what has taken place to Noose?
(a) He will be in, but not for an hour, as he needs to shower and change.
(b) He will not be in today, he will be drunk by afternoon, and he will be in Saturday.
(c) He will be in as soon as he showers, changes, and the area is secured.
(d) He will be in this afternoon, not this morning.
10. On Monday, during the fifteen minute recess after Rodeheaver's testimony, Jake runs up to the law library where Harry Rex is already, and he assures Jake of what?
(a) No paper has mentioned his house fire, only Ellen's attack and no name.
(b) Only the Oxford paper mentioned Ellen's attack, and not her name.
(c) No paper has mentioned his house fire or Ellen's attack.
(d) He reviewed the statutes and feels Jake has a good chance at appealing.
11. On day two of the proceedings, how does the morning begin and where are all the "players" situated?
(a) Hot and sunny, with all diligently taking places on the front lawn.
(b) Breezy, with even more than before taking spots on the front lawn.
(c) Drizzling and warm, with many diligently taking places on the front lawn.
(d) Muggy and overcast, with some diligently taking places on the front lawn.
12. What is the jury's decision?
(a) Guilty of homicide, second degree.
(b) Not guilty on all counts by reason of insanity.
(c) Guilty of manslaughter, third degree.
(d) Guilty on all counts.
13. Who do the Northern Mississippi black residents recognize as the single white radical NAACP attorney in their region?
(a) Norman Reinfeld.
(b) Jake Brigance.
(c) Lucien Wilbanks.
(d) Sheldon Roark.
14. What is Wanda Womack's position?
(a) She did not feel right about a guilty vote, but would if necessary.
(b) She would only vote guilty if everyone else did.
(c) She is concerned for the safety of everyone and is not sure how to vote.
(d) She would sit until Christmas, but never give in to a guilty verdict.
15. Why do Jake and Harry Rex go to the lake in the latter's pickup truck rather than the former's Saab after going to Memphis to visit the hospital?
(a) The Saab is having mechanical work done.
(b) They fear the Saab would be a target.
(c) Carla used the Saab to drive to Wilmington, and hers is now burned.
(d) Jake has let Carla use it to drive to the airport.
Short Answer Questions
1. How is the riot quelled?
2. When the trial resumes following the brief recess, why does Jake decline to question Rodeheaver?
3. When the jury is impaneled, Jake, Harry Rex, and Ellen are in agreement about what?
4. Why is Carl Lee aghast when the jury is finally seated?
5. What happens to Ellen on her way to Oxford on the evening of the shooting?
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