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 is the prosecutor able to suggest to the jury through Jacob's testimony?

2. What happens when the prosecutor cross-examines Samuel?

3. What does Katie have to walk through on her way into the courthouse?

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

5. At the pretrial hearing, Ellie argues for who to be kept out of the trial?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

5. What does Coop suggest when Ellie goes to him as a sounding board for a new defense strategy in Chapters 11-12?

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

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

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

9. What do the prosecutor and Ellie say in their closing arguments?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

The Amish community is very tight-knit. Describe the role of the community in Plain Truth. Who were prominent community members? Who did the reader only see once or twice, but still aided in the story?

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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