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. Who testified that Katie often visited her brother at school?

2. What causes an uproar in the courtroom?

3. Who is the third witness on the stand at Katie's trial?

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

5. Who eats dinner together in the city?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 10, when Jacob returns to the farm again, what does he say and what is his father's response?

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

3. Why did the pathologist's testimony send the prosecutor into a tailspin?

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

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

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

7. What does Katie admit to Ellie at the end of Chapter 16?

8. What was the punishment Katie received from the elders of the church?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Katie felt pulled in two directions by men in her life, Samuel and Adam. Which did Katie eventually choose, if either, and why? Why might outside factors, such as family, influenced Katie's decision? What do these two men represent in Katie's life?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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