Just Mercy (Bryan Stevenson) Test | Final Test - Hard

Bryan Stevenson
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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. When were laws enacted to make involuntary commitment to a mental institution more difficult?

2. What did Myers want to drink when Stevenson and O'Connor spoke to him in Chapter 7?

3. What was the name of the police office who was first on the scene where Morrison was killed?

4. What did Colbey name her stillborn son?

5. When did Judge Norton rule on McMillian's appear?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Who was John Patterson?

3. In Chapter 7, what did Stevenson bring up in the brief he filed?

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

5. Where did McMillian decided to live in Chapter 13?

6. In Chapter 9, what did Judge Norton say about the length of the Rule 32 hearing?

7. What was Michael O'Connor's background?

8. Why did McMillian have to quit his logging business?

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

10. What was Bernard Harcourt's background?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In the introduction, Stevenson discusses individual character. How does Stevenson define character and what it means for individuals? What does he believe affects one’s character? How does he feel that character can be measured?

Essay Topic 2

Stevenson noticed how history played a role in justice. How did Stevenson see the way that history influenced the American justice system? How did history continue to influence the justice system? How did that affect the cases that Stevenson worked on?

Essay Topic 3

Stevenson believed that immature brains and childhood experiences contributed to criminal behavior in juveniles. What cases led Stevenson to believe that immaturity and childhood experiences contributed to criminal behavior in juveniles? How were adolescent brains different from adults’ brains? How did that lead to criminal behavior? What were some examples of traumatic experiences from childhood that lead to criminal behavior? Why did Stevenson believe that being an adolescent and childhood experiences contributed to criminal behavior?

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