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. On the stand, how does Coop suggest the baby died?

2. Which two characters are alone in the conference room at the end of the day?

3. Why does Katie continue to insist she doesn't know how the baby died?

4. When Ellie had a guest for dinner, who showed up to see her?

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

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. Who was the first witness and what did the witness say?

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

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

8. What do Katie and Ellie agree on about Katie's defense in Chapter 10?

9. In Chapter 9, what does the friend who visits Katie a few days after the girl had a date with Samuel, say to Katie?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

The feeling of betrayal is felt by more then one character in Plain Truth, and through memories, is felt by even more characters in the past, before the events of the book take place. Discuss at least three different situations where there are feelings of betrayal. Who was involved? What was the situation? Why did someone feel betrayed?

Essay Topic 2

In Plain Truth, two of the protagonists are Katie and Ellie. Discuss how they are alike and how they are different. Are they opposites? Or is Ellie more like what Katie will be in twenty years?

Essay Topic 3

What impact do Amish values and culture play in Plain Truth? If the Fishers were non-religious, or English, would the events have transpired differently? Would the court case have turned out the same way?

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