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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. What is Maggie's second husband's name?

2. How old is Jennie?

3. How long does Maggie work for Barry?

4. What did the letter M mean to Maggie?

5. How many songs does Maggie sing for Barry?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Will handle his first meeting with Maggie?

2. What does Maggie discuss with Dr. Green?

3. What attributes enable Will to play outstanding football in England until he leaves Fulham Road Primary School?

4. How does the press describe Will Shepherd?

5. When Will becomes ill at the age of fourteen, who surprises him by looking after him?

6. What are the issues that bring Phillip to the edge of insanity and make him want to kill his family?

7. What does Vannie do that is inappropriate and fosters Will's sexual indifference to women?

8. Who records Maggie's song first and how does Maggie feel about it?

9. How does Barry respond to the songs that Maggie sings in her audition for him?

10. What two events in the park change Will?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Insanity is a plea often used in the court system. What qualifies as an insanity defense? Could Maggie have claimed temporary insanity as a defense in the killing of Patrick or Will? If so, why? How is the defense preferable for the person convicted? Compare a guilty verdict to a guilty verdict by reason of insanity? What are the similarities and what are the differences? How might Will have used this defense had he been required to for Palmer's murder or for the attempted murder of Maggie and her children?

Essay Topic 2

How can a child's development play a large role in the adult he/she becomes? In Will's case, childhood trauma goes largely unaddressed and leaves an angry and confused child to find ways to cope on his own. He does so with anger and abuse. How might this all have been avoided, if at all? What kinds of treatment should Will have received right from the start? How common do you believe untreated childhood trauma is? How likely is this to be the precursor for a life of crime or abuse? How many people dropped the ball in Will's life and in what way might they have helped him?

Essay Topic 3

How damaging is verbal abuse? What are the long term effects of this kind of bullying? How is a victim of constant verbal abuse likely to develop from child to adult? As an adult victim of verbal abuse, what effect does this have on confidence, poise, and overall personality? Would you recognize a victim of verbal abuse? What can be done to help a victim or stop an abuser, if anything?

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