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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Jake recognize Gerald Ault as a supporter of black people?
(a) Ault was rescued as a boy from a burning building by a black person.
(b) Although a secret few knew, Ault's first girlfriend was black.
(c) Ault was raised by a black "nanny" until he was in his early teens.
(d) Ault was rescued as a boy from drowning by a black person.

2. What is Lucien's advice to Jake regarding fear?
(a) Jake has prepared well, and so he need not worry.
(b) He should welcome it, as jurors are afraid as well.
(c) Put it out of his mind and concentrate on legal matters.
(d) Take a healty shot of bourbon to calm his nerves.

3. On Monday morning, Clanton is in "trial mode" as the Klan is happy having burned down Jake's home and what else?
(a) They sense victory following the exposure of Bass.
(b) They sense victoy with the all-white jury.
(c) They sense victory with Jake not coming to court on Friday.
(d) They sense victory with the attack on Ellen Roark.

4. Ellen has done a masterful job of the M'Naghten brief, summarizing what into seventy-five pages directly applicable to the Hailey trial?
(a) A half century of legal history.
(b) A quarter century of legal history.
(c) A century and a half of legal history.
(d) A century of legal history.

5. When the word gets out that the jury is ready, what does Reverend Agee do with the demonstrators?
(a) Attempts to calm the demonstrators with no success.
(b) Calls them to order, and has them sing "We Shall Overcome" calmly.
(c) Stirs the demonstrators, and has them chant "Free Carl Lee."
(d) He calms them to order, and has them pray for an acquittal.

6. When Murphy, the janitor, is called as a witness of the state on the afternoon of the fourth day, it is a gut-wrenching ordeal for what reason?
(a) He was afraid of being questioned, and was nearly in tears for an hour.
(b) He was close to Willard, and had a difficult time keeping his composure.
(c) He stutters and spits in response to the questions for an hour.
(d) He was close to Cobb, and had a difficult time keeping his composure.

7. During the trial on the fifth day, Lucien avoids eye contact with Sisco for what reason?
(a) He knows a wink or nod will consummate the deal.
(b) He is confident there is a good chance for victory.
(c) He wants to barter with Sisco on the price.
(d) He knows there is no way to get the figure Sisco has set.

8. In questioning jurors individually in chambers as to their position on the death penalty, one black male lies and is allowed to remain, and he later does what?
(a) Tells them what to say if they want to get off.
(b) Advises other blacks what they will be asked and how to answer.
(c) Advises others he is not allowed to tell about the questioning.
(d) Tells women what to say to get off the jury.

9. When the jury is impaneled, Jake, Harry Rex, and Ellen are in agreement about what?
(a) They are uncertain about some of the members.
(b) It is much better than expected.
(c) It is not as bad as was expected.
(d) Things do not look well.

10. At one point, talk amongst the jurors gradually leads toward a guilty verdict, based essentially on what?
(a) Carl Lee having used an illegal firearm.
(b) Rape being worthy of life, but not death.
(c) Carl Lee's six days of planning and premeditation.
(d) Carl Lee had an option to await the outcome of Cobb's and Willard's trial.

11. While the trio is at lunch on the day of opening statements, and Jake is in the restroom, Ellen describes Jake as the best she has seen, but qualifies that view how?
(a) "For his age."
(b) "Considering his law school."
(c) "Given his experience."
(d) "Considering how nervous he is."

12. How is the riot quelled?
(a) Three deputies fire their revolvers into the air.
(b) Additional Ford County deputies arrive on scene.
(c) State Troopers arrive on scene.
(d) Deputies from an adjacent county arrive on scene.

13. Given the National Guard activity the day prior to the trial opening, Jake advises Ellen he will be forced to renew his plea for change of venue, ask for a mistrial, and then be certain of what?
(a) Judge Noose is clearly not taking an impartial position.
(b) A fair trial is not being held.
(c) The trial is being held in violation of Mississippi State Statues.
(d) The record shows that the trial is being held in "a three-ring circus."

14. On Saturday morning following the shooting attack he survived, Jake surmises that both Lucien and Bass were drunk yesterday and driven home by Deputy Nesbit, and while he drinks a Bloody Mary, Jake prays what?
(a) That nothing worse takes place.
(b) That his motion for a mistrial will be accepted.
(c) That Carl Lee can get off.
(d) That Dr. Bass is sober for court.

15. How does Deputy Looney describe Carl Lee?
(a) "He's a killer. He's worthy of death."
(b) "It was an accident. But he deserves some prison time."
(c) "He's a hero. Give him a trophy."
(d) "For what he did, he deserves life."

Short Answer Questions

1. Despite the urging of his friends, Jake is determined to do what?

2. When a juror is jumped by thugs at the Temple Inn, how is he threatened?

3. Who aids Ellen following her plight?

4. What is Clyde Sisco's price?

5. Where do Lucien, Harry Rex, and Jake go after talking with Wanda Womack and Mack Loyd Crowell?

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