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 was the prosecution's first question?

2. What occurred at the hearing in the judge's office?

3. Who picks everyone up in their cars on the day of the trial?

4. Where does Ellie take Katie to visit while she decides on the plea bargain?

5. Who is the first witness on the stand at Katie's trial?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Ellie believe she can trust Coop in Chapter 16?

2. Why does Ellie argue with Coop about at his apartment in Chapter 9?

3. After the pathologist's testimony, what did Katie do on the way home to the farm?

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

5. What does Ellie get the medical examiner to admit during his testimony?

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

7. What was the problem with Adam's profession?

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

9. What is Sarah's reaction on the morning of the trial's opening?

10. What was Katie's reaction to the plea bargain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

At various times in the book, Stephen and Coop appear in the story. When they appear, the author discusses Ellie's personal life. Why might the author have chosen to have these two men appear in the book and in Ellie's life? What purpose, if any, might they have to the story? Why might they appear when they appear, but not be around all the time?

Essay Topic 2

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 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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