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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How does Adam react to Coffee's request?
2. Who is with Adam at the time of Coffee's visit?
3. What bombshell does Jack drop on Anne?
4. What is the best approach to secure the answer to #114?
5. What question does Jack ask Anne?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast Willy Stark to Huey Long, the real Governor of Louisiana during that time period. How are they alike? How are they different? Do you think the author's characterization of Willy is so true to Huey Long because the novel was written so soon after Long's death and his personality was still so "alive?" What risks did the author run by writing a book that so closely mirrored a public figure with a questionable past?
Essay Topic 2
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 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 1,112 words
(approx. 4 pages at 300 words per page)