Plain Truth 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. What infection did the pathologist believe Katie had contracted?

2. What does Katie sign in Part 2, Chapter 17?

3. What does the psychiatrist agree with Coop about?

4. When the state appointed psychiatrist talks with Katie, what does Katie remember besides her pregnancy?

5. How does the medical examiner believe the baby was murdered?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Katie's reaction to Adam in the courtroom suggest to the jury?

2. When the prosecution questions Jacob, what is the prosecution able to suggest about Katie?

3. In Chapter 10, when Stephen arrives at the Fisher farm, what does Ellie tell him after dinner?

4. What does Katie reveal at the end of Chapter 13?

5. Why do Katie's lies feel like betrayal to Ellie?

6. What is Lizzie convincing the district attorney of in Chapter 9?

7. What do the prosecutor and Ellie say in their opening arguments?

8. Why is Ellie nervous about telling Coop about her pregnancy?

9. What happened when Ellie returned to the Fisher farm the first night of trial?

10. What does Coop say to try to help Ellie after Katie signs a waiver saying that Ellie advised her against testifying?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are two alternate theories of how the baby died. What are they? Which seems more plausible? Why? If the mother of the baby had been someone other than Katie, would that make a difference? Does the way that the author builds Katie's character have an impact on the reader believing one theory of death over another?

Essay Topic 2

Ellie at first wants to pursue an insanity defense for Katie. Why? Is there any support for such a defense? Eventually, Ellie drops this plan and pursues another defense. What is it? Why did she stop pursuing the insanity defense?

Essay Topic 3

Multiple times in Plain Truth, a pond or a bridge is brought up. Whenever a character is around the pond or bridge, they seem deeply philosophical, or are remembering events from the past. Give at least two examples of these instances. Discuss the impact of these events on the characters. Discuss the impact of the memories on the characters. Why might the author bring past events into the present by using these remembrances?

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