Short Essay Questions Key
1. Who is the President of the United States? What is his current status?
2. What are the President's immediate plans after leaving office? What are the opinions of his wife and others regarding these plans?
3. Who is Duke Mongo? Why is his pardon such a huge controversy?
4. Who is Teddy Maynard? Why is he an important figure in the story? What is Maynard's relationship with the President?
5. Why does Maynard want Morgan to pardon Joel Backman? Who is Joel Backman?
6. What are Maynard's proposed plans for Backman? What has been done so far?
7. What is the next morning's news regarding Backman's release? What is Carl Pratt's opinion?
8. What is Pratt's recollection of the Backman case? Who was involved? What was the main subject of the case?
9. What is Joel Backman's family situation?
10. What happens when Backman arrives at the military hospital?
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