A Time to Kill Test | Final 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 does Deputy Looney describe Carl Lee?

2. Where does Judge Noose advise the jurors they will be sequestered?

3. Who else does Jake visit in the Memphis hospital?

4. What is the jury's decision?

5. What is Lucien's advice to Jake regarding fear?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Jake do on the balcony of his office after he returns from the Coffee Shop on the day the jurors deliver their verdict?

2. 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?

3. Why is Jake essentially lost in court the day he returned after being shot at?

4. How do Buckley's and Jake's approaches differ?

5. On Monday, the first morning of the trial, what positions does Jake direct Ellen and Harry Rex, his two assistants, to assume?

6. What happens on the Saturday morning when "Mickey Mouse" tips Ozzie the Klan plan a multi-state retaliation for the Thursday riot?

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

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

9. What does Jake when the National Guard arrive?

10. What offer does Lucien make to Jake regarding the jury that he objects to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

John Grisham is very elaborate in providing the reader a detailed description of Jake Brigance's historic legal suite, with multiple rooms and a balcony overlooking the courthouse square. He then utilizes this setting throughout the story in relaying Jake's reliance upon it. Analyze Grisham's use of this setting in the novel, and how it pertains to the political, social climate of the story.

Essay Topic 3

John Grisham is familiar with various firearms types and their uses, just as he is knowledgeable with the differences in styles and purposes of a Saab and a Ford Bronco. Weapons from several categories are referred to at various points in his tale. Identify the styles of weapons found in his novel and their functions. Examine Grisham's intention in selecting the firearms at key points within the text.

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