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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. After police examine the area in which Romey dies, where is Ricky sent?

2. What does Romey tell his old law school classmate when he calls him?

3. How does Romey die?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Discuss Mark's knowledge of life.

2. 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?

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

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

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

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

7. How does the mafia threaten Mark face-to-face?

8. Why is the media coverage of Romey's funeral unexpected, and why does it occur?

9. 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)?

10. Discuss Ricky's diagnosis and symptoms.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss Mark's influences and role models throughout The Client. Who or what influences him the most?

Essay Topic 2

What is inciting force and which character is the inciting force in this story? How does the character fulfill that role? Give three examples and discuss the importance of each one in detail.

Essay Topic 3

Define rising action as an element of plot. Discuss in detail the rising action in The Client. How does the author present it? How does the rising action flow? How does the rising action add to the suspense of the story?

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