Presumed Innocent 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 does Nico tell Rusty when he runs into him on the street several months after the trial?

2. Who shows up at Carolyn's apartment while Rusty and Lip are inspecting it?

3. Most of the selected jurors are _______________________.

4. In Chapter 25, Rusty awakens in the night from a dream about ______________________.

5. Who was Rusty's mother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How have innocence and simplicity leave the life of Rusty and his family?

2. How does the murder trial affect Rusty and Barbara's marriage?

3. What does Rusty deduce about why Sandy was considering entering the B file into the trial?

4. What instruction does Judge Lyttle give to the jury regarding the missing glass and what does the fingerprint expert admit about other prints at the crime scene?

5. Why is the end of the trial so unsettling for the reader?

6. What is the significance of Rusty's dream about his mother in Chapter 25?

7. What is the tone of Chapters 26-28 and who does the author set up as the champions for the prosecution and the defense?

8. What does Rusty do in the weeks following the trial?

9. Why does Della Guardia want Molto to testify in the case? What does Dr. Robinson say regarding Rusty's ever confessing murder to him?

10. What does Lionel Kenneally tell Rusty that connects Larren Lyttle to Carolyn and Tommy Molto?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Turow is a master at dramatic devices. Choose an example of symbolism, metaphors, and irony. Briefly describe them and identify the technique which they embody.

Essay Topic 2

Describe Larren Lyttle. What is his role in the story? What was the author trying to accomplish by creating Larren Lyttle's character in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.

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