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

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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. How much has Jake been paid by Lester Hailey prior to the indictment?

2. After being threatened by Marsharfsky, Jake does what?

3. How do the members of the council of black ministers arrive for strategic planning regarding the NAACP defense of Carl Lee?

4. How does Ozzie get the bomb defused?

5. How have Lucien and Harry Rex advised Jake regarding selection of women for the jury?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does the name of Clyde Sisco cause some stir during Jake's jury strategy team session in Chapter 29?

2. Why is Carl Lee reluctant to rehire Jake?

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

4. How does Rufus Buckley make use of the illegally-obtained jury list?

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

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

7. What does the reader learn about the Ford County District Attorney in Chapter 7?

8. What are some of the efforts made in Clanton in preparation for the trial?

9. What observations on the part of Jake's secretary irritate him to the point he advises her to keep quiet or quit?

10. What sort of a lawyer is Jake Brigance?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

Essay Topic 2

Who is identified at "Mickey Mouse" in the Ku Klux Klan? What has this individual attempted to do secretly? Provide several examples of "Mickey Mouse's" success. When did "Mickey Mouse" fail?

Essay Topic 3

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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