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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. What three individuals were aware of what would likely take place, so the double murder does not surprise them?
2. Following Carl Lee's preliminary hearing, what does Jake attempt to do in the interview with New York Times reporter McKittrick?
3. Who has received threatening phone calls both at home and in the office?
4. What is Jake Brigance accustomed to doing on his office balcony?
5. On his way back to Mississippi, what is Lester doing?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways does John Grisham show that Jake relishes being back on center stage once he is Carl Lee's attorney?
2. What transpires between Carl Lee and Deputy Looney while the latter is still hospitalized, and how does Jake respond?
3. What is Ellen Roark's response to Jake when he quizzes her on her credentials?
4. Why is Carl Lee reluctant to rehire Jake?
5. Why does Judge Noose impose a gag order?
6. Why does a convoy of buses enter Clanton?
7. How does John Grisham depict the events taking place in Clanton as carnival-like?
8. What are some Jake's unethical practices?
9. Despite Jake's seeking a change of venue again, what are the reasons Jake would prefer the trial continue in Ford County?
10. In Chapter 10, what does Lucien advise Jake his best courses of action are in Carl Lee's defense?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The theme of legal scales balancing between right and wrong prevails with Barry Acker. What role does he play? What transpires while at the Temple Inn? As the jury continues in attempting to determine a verdict, what happens to Acker in his effort to achieve a decision? What safety precautions does he take? Elaborate in establishing these and other points in this theme.
Essay Topic 2
John Grisham utilizes the theme of the forces of good marred by flaws. For example, in Chapter 29, he depicts the earnest goodwill of the black residents in the county in their candlelight vigil before the courthouse. They are committed to justice. However, their good intent is marred by the self-serving actions of their preachers who siphon their money and drive luxury cars. Identify other ways this theme prevails throughout "A Time to Kill."
Essay Topic 3
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?
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