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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What slip of the tongue almost gives away Mark's lies to the investigating officer?

2. Who else is the mob paying to watch Mark?

3. As Mark sits in jail, he thinks about his problems. What are his problems?

4. Who has a reputation for being tough on adults who do wrong by children?

5. Why does Mark want to sue the detention center to which he is taken?

Short Essay Questions

1. What are the problems that Mark mulls over when he is taken from his mother and brother to a juvenile detention facility? How does he feel?

2. Discuss what the FBI learns through their salt and pepper shaker bugs.

3. How does Mark make the detention center attendant feel sorry for him when he returns to his cell following his juvenile hearing? What does he get out of the pity?

4. What is ironic about Foltrigg's choice of a juvenile hearing for Mark's testimony?

5. How does Mark dodge the important question during his hearing, and what is the result?

6. Describe Trumann's brilliant idea for making Mark talk if the juvenile hearing fails to do so.

7. Why are Mark's mother and the doctor skeptical about Mark's story when he finally decides to tell the whole truth (except for Romey's secret)?

8. How does Officer Hardy get Mark's fingerprints, and why does he want them?

9. What news does FBI agent Jason McThune share with Foltrigg that makes them believe Mark knows more than he is telling?

10. Discuss Judge Harry Roosevelt's dedication to his job.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

A protagonist has heroic qualities and an antagonist has villainous qualities. Discuss the protagonist in The Client. Discuss the antagonist. What is ironic about the story's antagonist?

Essay Topic 2

Discuss justice as a motif in the novel.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the point of view from which The Client is written. Does this point of view make the story more or less believable? Select a different point of view and explain how The Client would have changed if written from it.

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