All the King's Men Test | 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 does Gummy Larson send to see Adam in Chapter 8?

2. How do Adam, Anne and Jack spend the evening?

3. Why is Anne depressed?

4. Where does Jack spend a weekend with Adam and Anne?

5. How did Judge Irwin get Mortimer L. Littlepaugh's job?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Explain how Willie's role as protagonist evolves as the plot extends. How does Willie change from the hard-working farm boy to a manipulative politician? What are Willie's motivators? Is Willie the typical protagonist hero at heart?

Essay Topic 2

Why is Judge Irwin so adamant about not endorsing Willie's senatorial candidate in Chapter 1? Does the judge have guilt or remorse for his own behavior in this area? Is the judge afraid to even broach the subject of inappropriate alliances because of what might be discovered about his own past?

Essay Topic 3

Which of Willy's transgressions is his worst? Marital infidelity? Blackmail? Lack of ethics? Which of his transgressions serves him well? Which one will ultimately result in his death?

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