Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) 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. How much money did McMillian's wallet have in it when he picked it up after his charges were dismissed in Chapter 11?

2. In what county did Mozelle and Onzelle live?

3. In Chapter 9, how many doctors testified that Myers told them he was being coerced to say that McMillian killed Morrison?

4. In the 1990s, what deinstitutionalization rate did several states have?

5. Between 1990 and 2005, how often did a prison open in the United States?

Short Essay Questions

1. How did Marsha Colbey give her kids her heart?

2. What was Joe Sullivan indicted for and why?

3. What was Judge Norton's ruling on McMillian's appeal in Chapter 11?

4. What issues were there when Stevenson got to the courtroom on the second day of the Rule 32 Hearing?

5. Why did Stevenson's office in Atlanta sue Angola Prison?

6. Why was Marsha Colbey charged with capital murder?

7. In Chapter 11, why did Stevenson have to take bomb threats seriously?

8. Who was John Patterson?

9. What law was passed in Alabama in 2006 and what were its ramifications?

10. What was Sullivan like in 1989, and what was his home life like?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In McMillian’s case and others, intimidation was used in their cases. How was intimidation used in McMillian’s case and other cases? How did the use of intimidation pervert justice?

Essay Topic 2

Stevenson struggled during his first year of law school. What were his struggles? How did the Socratic method increase his struggles? How did he overcome his struggles and continue on in law school?

Essay Topic 3

Stevenson’s grandmother always told him to “Keep close.” What did his grandmother mean by that statement? How could keeping close help Stevenson in life and give him a proper perspective? How did that statement influence Stevenson?

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