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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Detective Martin covertly do while he sits on Sherman's desk?
(a) Look at his daybook
(b) Ask him if he was with someone the night of the hit-and-run
(c) Take his car keys
(d) Read him his rights

2. With what letter does Sherman's Mercedes' license plate begin?
(a) R
(b) C
(c) D
(d) E

3. Which of the following is not one of the partners in the law firm Sherman consults?
(a) Fishbein
(b) Hernandez
(c) Bellavita
(d) Schlossel

4. Who does Sherman call in the morning in Chapter 14?
(a) Tommy Killian
(b) Freddy Button
(c) Bernard Levy
(d) Maria Ruskin

5. What food does Judy McCoy use as a metaphor for Sherman's work?
(a) Cake
(b) Chicken
(c) Potatoes
(d) Donuts

6. Who does Reverend Bacon bring with him for the media opportunity in Chapter 13?
(a) Annie Lamb
(b) Abe Weiss
(c) Peter Fallow
(d) Maria Ruskin

7. Why does Peter Fallow pretend to be on the phone when a co-worker approaches him?
(a) He likes to appear productive
(b) He dislikes the man
(c) He is past deadline
(d) He owes him money

8. How much time in prison has Mr. Krnkka's attorney promised him?
(a) 5-10 months
(b) Time served
(c) 2 to 6 years
(d) 1 to 1 and a half years

9. In Chapter 9, what does Fallow find in his pocket instead of a notebook?
(a) A letter from the power company
(b) His passport
(c) A bar tab from Leicester's
(d) An eviction notice

10. Where are Judy and Campbell when Sherman returns home in the evening?
(a) The Ringling Brothers circus
(b) A parent-teacher conference
(c) Shopping
(d) A birthday party

11. What defendant does Kramer tell his friends about in Chapter 10?
(a) Annie Lamb
(b) Sherman McCoy
(c) Herbert 92X
(d) Lockwood

12. What do the white employees at Gibraltar do before sundown?
(a) Call their families
(b) Pray
(c) Get a late lunch
(d) Move their cars

13. Why does Larry Kramer wait in his bedroom before going out into the main room?
(a) He is waitng for the nurse to leave
(b) He has a visible erection
(c) He is deciding what to have for breakfast
(d) He is thinking about feigning sickness

14. What blocks Sherman's car when he and Maria are lost in the South Bronx?
(a) Two youths
(b) A tire
(c) A giant pothole
(d) Flaming garbage

15. What are the ethnicities of the detectives assigned to the Henry Lamb case?
(a) Irish and Jewish
(b) Italian and Dominican
(c) Dominican and Hispanic
(d) Hispanic and Irish

Short Answer Questions

1. Next to whom is Sherman seated during dinner in Chapter 15?

2. What has Campbell McCoy made out of clay in Chapter 13?

3. What did Goldberg and Martin do after their interview with Sherman?

4. Of what profession was Judy's father?

5. Of what does Freddy Button believe Sherman is guilty?

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