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A Time to Kill Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Tonya seated in the interview with Jake and the Hailey family?



2. Where is Carl Lee seated during the change of venue hearing?



3. Jake's friend Harry Rex Vonner tells him the grand jury voted how on the Hailey indictment?



4. When does Agee agree to get the "love offering" funds for the Hailey family to Gwen?



5. When Jake Brigance confides in Sheriff Walls that Carl Lee Hailey may be planning the murder of Cobb and Willard, what do they speculate about how they might feel?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does K.T. "Cat" Bruster's view of truth and justice compare with Carl Lee's?



2. What sort of an attorney is Harry Rex Vonner?



3. What transpires between Carl Lee and Deputy Looney while the latter is still hospitalized, and how does Jake respond?



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



5. What happens when Jake requests a change of venue from Judge Noose following the riot and cross-burnings?



6. 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?



7. Why does John Grisham open his story with such horrific detail of the crime?



8. What happens between Jake and Ellen on the balcony of Jake's office?



9. What are some of the changes in perspective the Carl Lee Hailey trial has had on Jake?



10. How does John Grisham depict the events taking place in Clanton as carnival-like?



Essay Topics

Ellen Roark and Harry Rex perform legal support functions for Jake Brigance. Identify and compare these functions. How are they similar? How are they different? At what times does Jake rely on these legal support services, and when does he operate without them?

What type of home do Jake Brigance and his family reside in? Why is it unique? How is Jake able to afford it, given that he also drives a Saab, the only one in the county? Why did Jake select this home? Consider these questions to examine Jake's character.

It has been said that "A Time to Kill" is a novel and not a history. It shows that all men and women are not treated equally in the legal system. What specifically in John Grisham's novel causes you to examine the ethics of our society?

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