|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. On Saturday morning, the day after Jake was shot at, the rumor in Clanton is that the shooters claim to be whom?
2. While they await the jury's verdict from Jake's office, what does Lucien confirm as he spins tales regarding his family's heritage?
3. What questions does Jake ask of Cobb's and Willard's respective mothers during cross-examination?
4. Who likely holds the outcome of the Carl Lee trial in the palm of his hand?
5. What is Wanda Womack's position?
Short Essay Questions
1. In Chapter 37, how does the consumption or abuse of alcohol come into play?
2. What transpires when Clyde Acker walks for a cola at the Temple Inn?
3. What happens when Jake requests a change of venue from Judge Noose following the riot and cross-burnings?
4. Just past midnight of the day Dr. Bass was questioned, what does Jake discover when driven to his home due to an emergency?
5. On the second day of the trial, what happens to Gerald Ault, Jake's "ace-in-the-hole"?
6. What happens when Ellen first arrives at Jake's office on the Sunday the National Guard arrives?
7. What issues did Lucien face in bringing thousands of black protesters to Clanton?
8. What does the reader learn was key to the jury being swayed to finding an innocent by reason of insanity verdict?
9. When the case is given to the jury, where do the members stand?
10. How is Jake's closing argument indicative of it being his finest hour?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ellen Roark and Harry Rex perform legal support functions for Jake Brigance. Identify and compare these functions. How are they similar? How are they different? At what times does Jake rely on these legal support services, and when does he operate without them?
Essay Topic 2
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 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?
This section contains 1,067 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)