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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. Who is the director of Will's first movie?
2. How many songs did Maggie bring back with her from Australia?
3. What was the party in honor of?
4. What movie does Will get the lead in?
5. Where does the specially trained guard come from for Maggie?
Short Essay Questions
1. In what ways does Will convince Maggie that he loves her?
2. How does Will handle his premiere of Primrose?
3. What does Peter say on the stand that he hopes will hang Maggie?
4. What does Norma discover about Will and the night that he died?
5. What does Maggie learn in Tarrytown that rattles her?
6. What irritated Will the most about life?
7. What is the first inkling Maggie has that Will could be violent with her?
8. What is Will's emotional state after the premiere and once he has returned home?
9. How does Maggie feel when she is taken in front of the judge to deliver her plea?
10. What does Norma finally get the groundskeeper from the Lake Club to admit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Greed is powerful motivation for extreme behavior. Which characters exhibit greed in this novel and how? What are the circumstances that make greed an issue and what is at stake? How does this greed manifest itself? What kinds of parallels do we see every day in real life where greed is directly responsible for extreme behavior? Give some examples of greed in high powered positions in life.
Essay Topic 2
What is justifiable homicide? In which cases should prosecution be avoided entirely? Maggie is put on trial when it is believed that her third husband dies at her hand. How likely is it that victims of abuse end up in abuse relationships again? What are the relationship dynamics that would draw a person back into this kind of situation again? How common is it for victims of abuse to seek out abusive partners unconsciously again? Why?
Essay Topic 3
Parents are often willing to make extreme sacrifices for their children. In this novel, what examples of this are found? What is the basis for the connection that enables a parent to make an ultimate sacrifice for the sake of their child? Is this a normal or usual relationship? Would any parent be willing to make this sacrifice or does this require a special circumstance or balance between the child and the parent? Is this more likely to be the case where the parent is single with children? Why or why not?
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