Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What is the only thing Gideon's landlady testifies to when Gideon questions her?
2. How many Supreme Court decisions has Gideon read?
3. Where does Gideon work after getting out of a reformatory?
4. Abe Fortas indicates that a lawyer would have known that ____________ could have been a defense for the crime.
5. What does Gideon tell his attorney is the primary reason he needs to get out of jail?
Short Essay Questions
1. What behavior does Gideon exhibit that prompts the Panama City judge to tell him not to try to take over as his own attorney?
2. What issue has been on the minds of the Justices lately that gives Gideon's petition some extra attention?
3. What flaw does Fortas present in determining decisions on a case-by-case basis?
4. Before hearing Gideon's case, what are the Justices aware of regarding many of the cases they hear?
5. What form of support does Jacob get to help him defend the state position in the trial?
6. Do the Supreme Court Justices get to decide which cases they will hear?
7. What is Justice Black's statement about Betts when he offers the Supreme Court opinion?
8. How many Supreme Court Justices are there and how large is their support staff?
9. How does Fortas learn more about Gideon during the months after he is appointed to represent him?
10. What incriminating testimony had been provided by the prosecution's witness, Henry Cook, during Gideon's criminal trial?
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of hope. Identify at least two themes about hope in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Create a brief character study of Abe Fortas. What does he look like? What are his positive personality traits? What are some of his negative characteristics? What are his hopes and fears? What is his primary motivation?
In Gideon's Supreme Court case, Abe Fortas is assigned to represent him while Bruce Jacob represents the state's rights. Compare and contrast Abe Fortas and Bruce Jacob. What similarities do they share? How are they different? Do you think the Supreme Court Justices knew what they were doing when they appointed Fortas to Gideon's case? Explain.
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