The Executioner's Song Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where is Schiller vacationing as the holidays occur over the years 1976 to 1977?

2. Who seems to have the inside track with Gary since he has a verbal agreement with Boaz?

3. To whom does Gary offer $5000 for a change of clothes so he can escape?

4. Who does Nicole pick up, although she has promised not to sleep with anyone else?

5. Who decides that wooing Gary's family might be a better way to get the rights to his story?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does the signal of rubbing his chin mean Schiller wants Gary to do during an interview with the media?

2. Why are Sam Smith, the Warden, and other officials looking over the laws?

3. Why can't Gary eat pizza along with the other friends of his when they visit in the prison?

4. What does Schiller mistakenly do in regards to Nicole?

5. Where is Brenda when Geraldo Rivera calls to get an interview about Gary from her?

6. What gives Schiller a leg up in the competition to get the rights to Gary's story?

7. What happens to Nicole after she ingests the very large dose of Seconal?

8. What are the refreshments provided to Gary on his last night before the execution?

9. What do the media do since no one has any access to Gary and to his story?

10. What does Earl Dorius do in order to stop the reporters and other interviews from having access to Gary?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gary says at one point that he does not want any publicity, though he goes ahead and changes this stance once Boaz enters the picture.

Part 1: Why wouldn't Gary want publicity for his initial story?

Part 2: Why might Gary have changed his mind about getting more public about his story?

Part 3: How will the publicity of Gary's story affect others in his life?

Essay Topic 2

The idea of the death penalty is an obvious point of discussion in this story and continues to be a point of discussion in society as a whole.

Part 1: What are the reasons that Gary's actions deserve the death penalty?

Part 2: What are the reasons against Gary deserving the death penalty

Part 3: Do you think Gary deserves to die? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

As Gary begins to sell his story, it seems that truth is not the most important part of the deal. The buyers simply want to tell the sensational story.

Part 1: Why wouldn't truth be an important part of telling Gary's story?

Part 2: Why weren't the families of his victims contacted?

Part 3: Why does Gary want a portion of the proceeds from his publicity to go to the families of his victims?

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