A Time to Kill Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is wounded when Jake is escorted from his office to the courthouse on Friday morning, the fifth day?

2. When the trial resumes following the brief recess, why does Jake decline to question Rodeheaver?

3. Some of the patrons in the Coffee Shop speculate what about a reporter from the Channel 4 News?

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

5. Where does Deputy Nesbit take Ellen to sleep the night before the trial opens?

Essay 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

The story is staged around a murder trial where a number of the key characters are attorneys. The author, John Grisham, is himself an attorney. How does he use his legal expertise in writing "A Time to Kill"? How is it reflected in the depiction of legal maneuvering, selection of the jury, legal and illegal tactics, use of associates for research in preparing for court, courtroom styles, actions in the judge's chambers, and other judicial aspects?

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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