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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. The witness, Nipping, stipulates that Bobo uses predominately which hand?
2. On July 17, what kind of decision does Petrocelli say Steve has made?
3. In his journal after the jury has begun deliberating, what kind of instruments does Steve say he is going to put in the background of the movie?
4. What, according to Bobo, is a "heavy and a half"?
5. When Steve asks O'Brien how many times she has been in court, what does she respond?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Lorelle Henry in the pharmacy?
2. What is Briggs' objection to what Bobo is wearing when he testifies?
3. Who owns thel gun used in the crime, and is it a legal gun?
4. How is the visual image of the courtroom just before Steve's verdict is read represented?
5. What has O'Brien asked Steve to do when his response is to write down Mr. Sawicki's name twice?
6. Once each lawyer has rested her case, Steve writes in his journal on Friday, July 17 that it's understandable why other prisoners are obsessed with appeals. What does he realize about their obsession?
7. What does O'Brien say she is going to do on the weekend of the 11th?
8. What does Henry mean in the pretrial questioning when she says she is having trouble testifying that King was involved in the crime?
9. What does O'Brien say about Petrocelli's bringing the crime scene photos out again just before the long weekend recess?
10. What is the visitors' room like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
One interpretation of Steve's actions may lay the blame for his involvement with Mr. Nesbitt's murder on peer pressure and his desire to belong. Write an analytical essay defining peer pressure and Steve's desire to fit in, explaining the circumstances under which he allowed himself to be influenced, and the (bad) choices he made. You may, if you like, include whether or not you think that Steve's friends are more responsible for his actions that he himself is.
Essay Topic 2
This story relies not only on journal entries, but also on scenes from a screenplay to establish plot, setting, characterization, action, and other fictional elements. Write an analytical essay explaining how Walter Dean Myers establishes Steve's point-of-view in these screenplay scenes. In addition, be sure to include detailed analyses of how this specific point-of-view effectively communicates fictional elements including, but not limited to plot, setting, or characterization.
Essay Topic 3
A major theme of this book is identity, particularly how Steve's identity is constructed or maintained. Write an analytical essay considering the ways in which Walter Dean Myers makes identity a theme. What are the symbolic or linguistic strategies Myers has employed to communicate and investigate Steve's identity? Be sure to offer a descriptive analysis of Steve's identity and identity crisis, using specific examples.
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