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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What do Jack and Anne continue to discuss as the years progress?
2. What prompts Jack to take this trip?
3. What does Anne tell Jack about how Judge Irwin solved his money problems?
4. Who is Willie told will be the best person to run the hospital?
5. Who is to secure the answer to #114 for Willie?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain why the fateful meeting of Willy and Adam in the courthouse had to happen. Why did the author let both characters die? Did he not want to take a stand on whether good can triumph over evil? Or is it because no one can be totally good just as no one can be totally bad?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the author's use of local color particularly regarding speech and dialogue. How can you tell the differences in the characters backgrounds and experiences by the way they speak? Do you think Willie's colorful speaking style is exaggerated or is it realistic?
Essay Topic 3
Do you think Jack was surprised to learn about Judge Irwin's acceptance of the bribe related to the utilities company case? For some reason, Jack has an instinct that Judge Irwin's vulnerability is related to money. Why? Is it sad or practical that Jack can learn about the judge's flaw and accept it? Explain why Jack feels the need to research the judge in the first place.
This section contains 302 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)