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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. As the Mississippi Imperial Wizard of the Klan speaks from the podium, there are 40 Klansmen marching at the courthouse and how many black people?
(a) Black people outnumber the Klan 2-1.
(b) Black people outnumber the Klan 10-1.
(c) Black people outnumber the Klan 5-1.
(d) Black people outnumber the Klan 15-1.

2. Early Sunday morning, the day before the trial opens, Jake is awakened on the law office couch by what?
(a) Ellen knocking persistently on the office door.
(b) The telephone continuosly ringing.
(c) Large, national TV vehicles vying for best position around Clanton Square.
(d) Sounds of the National Guard taking position in Clanton Square.

3. What does Jake say to the judge after Ozzie explains what has taken place to Noose?
(a) He will not be in today, he will be drunk by afternoon, and he will be in Saturday.
(b) He will be in this afternoon, not this morning.
(c) He will be in, but not for an hour, as he needs to shower and change.
(d) He will be in as soon as he showers, changes, and the area is secured.

4. 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) The trial is being held in violation of Mississippi State Statues.
(b) A fair trial is not being held.
(c) Judge Noose is clearly not taking an impartial position.
(d) The record shows that the trial is being held in "a three-ring circus."

5. Although Jake wished he had not worn ostrich skin boots, Lucien argues what?
(a) The boots were expensive and showed class.
(b) Ostrich skin boots reflected style.
(c) The jury would relate to boots.
(d) The boots went well with Bass's suit

Short Answer Questions

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

2. On day two of the proceedings, how does the morning begin and where are all the "players" situated?

3. Looking out a window at the black protesters, Barry Acker realizes a guilty verdict will bring a riot and what will transpire?

4. 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?

5. How is the riot quelled?

Short Essay Questions

1. How do Harry Rex's pickup and Jake's Saab reflect more than a matter of taste, but of personality?

2. Upon arrival at the hospital to visit Ellen following the Ku Klux Klan attack, how does her father describe to Jake and Harry Rex the way she incurred injuries to the head requiring thirty-nine stitches?

3. What transpires when Clyde Acker walks for a cola at the Temple Inn?

4. Beyond the cost of a human life and loss for loved ones and associates, what are some of the significant ramifications of Tim Nunley's death?

5. On the second day of the trial, what happens to Gerald Ault, Jake's "ace-in-the-hole"?

6. How does Grisham depict Jake's response to the soldier who is seriously injured for protecting him?

7. Just past midnight of the day Dr. Bass was questioned, what does Jake discover when driven to his home due to an emergency?

8. In Chapter 37, how does the consumption or abuse of alcohol come into play?

9. What transpires when Jake requests a change of venue in chambers on Monday, the first day of court?

10. Why is everyone relieved when Jake declines to question Murphy, the janitor, in cross-examination?

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