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. Early Sunday morning, the day before the trial opens, Jake is awakened on the law office couch by what?

2. What does Lucien tell Jake regarding the summation?

3. When Jake objects as Lucien broaches the topic of buying a jury, the latter reminds him of what?

4. Following three hours of sleep on the morning of the trial, Jake bolts awake and has Deputy Nesbit do what?

5. When the word gets out that the jury is ready, what does Reverend Agee do with the demonstrators?

Short Essay Questions

1. What transpires as the forty Ku Klux Klansmen arrive to demonstrate at the courthouse where the black protesters held their vigil?

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

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

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

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

7. What issues did Lucien face in bringing thousands of black protesters to Clanton?

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

9. What happens when Ellen first arrives at Jake's office on the Sunday the National Guard arrives?

10. 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?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Compare the way Ozzie Walls performed his duties responsible for the Ford County Sheriff's Department with the manner in which the colonel in charge of the National Guard unit executed his. Consider the number of members and equipment available to each. Address options likely in security of housing and transporting only 14 jury members and the Hailey defense team. Also address lapses in security both within the courthouse and the area outside. What measures should have been taken considering the verdict might have been guilty? Why were potential targets repeatedly exposed? What were the measures taken by Ozzie Walls prior to arrival of National Guard? Who did Barry Acker rely on more?

Essay Topic 2

One theme that runs through "A Time to Kill" is deciding between the paths of right and wrong where risks are involved due to influence or threat of the KKK. Examine and compare how it is approached by Judge Noose, jury member Barry Acker, and Jake Brigance.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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