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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. Who is the man who strikes up a conversation with Mark in the hospital waiting room?

2. What does Reggie negotiate on behalf of Mark's mother?

3. Who decides that Mark should not tell the pertinent information in Judge Harry's court?

4. Where does Mark's knowledge of the mob come from?

5. What fee does Reggie charge Mark as a retainer?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe The Blade's physical appearance.

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

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

4. 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?

5. Mark grapples with the idea of lying on the stand. Why does he decide not to lie?

6. Describe the only real-life experience that Mark has had with lawyers until now.

7. Describe the physical appearance and working relationships of Willis Upchurch.

8. How does Mark react when he learns that Reggie is a woman, and how does her gender affect his decision to "hire" her?

9. 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?

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

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

Is Reggie's desire to help less fortunate clients an act of charity or co-dependency? Explain and support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

What is the central theme of The Client? How does the theme relate to Mark, Reggie, Muldanno, and Foltrigg?

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