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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which of the following statements does not describe how the woman has fantasized she would behave if she had been caught in the Twin Towers on September 11th?
(a) She would have walked away and started a new life.
(b) She would have let her family think she had died.
(c) She would have disappeared.
(d) She would have helped them escape the Twin Towers.

2. Who settles a lawsuit out of court in "Lawyer's League"?
(a) Richard and Bill.
(b) Richard and Theresa.
(c) Bill and Steve.
(d) Richard and Steve.

3. What does Corliss want to buy the white woman she encounters at the Student Union?
(a) A winter coat.
(b) College textbooks.
(c) Poetry books.
(d) Sandwiches and ice cream.

4. Why don't the parents of the baby in "Do Not Go Gentle" name their son at the beginning of the story?
(a) They don't think he'll live.
(b) They don't want the child.
(c) They haven't thought up a good name yet.
(d) They might give their child up for adoption.

5. In "Can I Get a Witness?", where does the woman ask the man to take her?
(a) To her home.
(b) To his home.
(c) To the hospital.
(d) To the police.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Bill keeps protesting every basket Richard makes, what do the other lawyers suggest?

2. What does Bill say when Richard steals the ball while Bill is dribbling?

3. What kind of toys does the father in "Do Not Go Gentle" intend to buy for his son?

4. What does Corliss learn about Harlan Atwater from his interview in Radical Seattle Weekly?

5. Where does the father in "Do Not Go Gentle" shop for a toy for his baby?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is Richard's relationship with Teresa and how does it compare with what he wishes it was?

2. Do you think the woman in "Can I Get a Witness" is thinking clearly after the bombing, or do you think her head injury affects her speech and behavior?

3. What unconventional thoughts does the woman in "Can I Get a Witness" have about the victims of September 11th?

4. How is it ironic that Bill is the only prosecutor in the lawyer's basketball league?

5. Why do you think the woman in "Can I Get a Witness" wants the man to take her to his home after the bombing rather than to hers?

6. What does the opening scene of "The Search Engine" in which Corliss watches the young couple in the student union cafe foreshadow?

7. Are there any parallels between the bombing of the Good Food Restaurant in "Can I Get a Witness" and the September 11, 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center?

8. Why don't the parents in "Do Not Go Gentle" name their baby at the beginning of the story?

9. What is the significance of the last line of "Lawyer's League" in which Richard says, "Do you understand I have a limited range of motion"?

10. Discuss the influence of Native American culture on the life of the woman in "Can I Get a Witness?"

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