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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 does the pathologist discuss when he is on the stand?
2. When Adam is on the stand, what does the prosecutor make light of?
3. What does Ellie convince the judge to do?
4. Which two characters are alone in the conference room at the end of the day?
5. On the stand, how does Coop suggest the baby died?
Short Essay Questions
1. When the prosecution questions Jacob, what is the prosecution able to suggest about Katie?
2. What does Katie's reaction to Adam in the courtroom suggest to the jury?
3. Why is Ellie nervous about telling Coop about her pregnancy?
4. What do the prosecutor and Ellie say in their opening arguments?
5. What does Katie reveal at the end of Chapter 13?
6. What do the prosecutor and Ellie say in their closing arguments?
7. What does Coop suggest when Ellie goes to him as a sounding board for a new defense strategy in Chapters 11-12?
8. What does Coop say to try to help Ellie after Katie signs a waiver saying that Ellie advised her against testifying?
9. What does Ellie get the medical examiner to admit during his testimony?
10. Why does Ellie argue with Coop about at his apartment in Chapter 9?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are at least two instances where a bann is brought up in Plain Truth. Discuss the role of the bann in the story, and why the author might have used it. Which characters were directly and indirectly affected by the bann? Why? What does this say about the affected characters?
Essay Topic 2
What were the influences in Ellie's actions in the book? Why was she drawn to Katie? What made her represent Katie at trial? What guided Ellie? What made her choose the things she did?
Essay Topic 3
What role did Sarah play in the book? What decisions did she make and why? What influenced her decisions? Family? Amish beliefs?
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