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Stuart Woods
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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. On St. Marks, anyone convicted of a crime is often _____________________.
(a) exonerated.
(b) hanged within days.
(c) imprisoned for life.
(d) exiled.

2. What happened to the husband on board the ship?
(a) He got food poisoning.
(b) He was knocked unconscious.
(c) He had a heart attack and died.
(d) He got sunburned.

3. Stone is staying in a rented room at ____________________.
(a) an extended stay hotel.
(b) Thomas' condo.
(c) the YMCA.
(d) the Shipwright's Arms.

4. Who is the Minister of Justice on the island?
(a) Sir Winston Sutherland.
(b) Sir Paul McKenna.
(c) Sir Philip Marberry.
(d) Sir James Clayton.

5. What does Stone offer the woman in #10?
(a) Legal advice.
(b) Plane ticket.
(c) Car.
(d) Money.

Short Answer Questions

1. After the press conference, the media is invited to take photographs of ___________________.

2. What does Bob Cantor reveal to Stone about Paul Manning?

3. What does Jim Forrester tell Stone about Allison's case?

4. Allison tells Stone that Paul made monthly alimony payments to his first wife in the amount of _____________.

5. Why had Stone's girlfriend not been able to meet him on the island?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happens to the reporters who have come to the island to cover Allison's trial?

2. What is significant about Stone's finding the new rubber dinghy still intact on the yacht?

3. What is Allison's story regarding her husband's death?

4. Who is Stone Barrington?

5. What is Chris Wheaton's opinion of Allison and how does she intend to portray Allison in the broadcast segment?

6. What does Sir Winston insinuate about Allison's role in her husband's death at the coroner's inquest?

7. Who is Hilary Kramer and what is her role in the story?

8. What is so disconcerting about Jim Forrester's story?

9. What does Stone learn from Sir Leslie about the drastic punishment inflicted on guilty parties in St. Marks?

10. Why is Sir Winston, the Minister of Justice, so interested in Allison's case?

(see the answer keys)

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