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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. Who does Sam think came to visit him shortly after Adam left Sam?
2. What is Mr. Olander's professional opinion about Sam?
3. Who is Quince Lincoln?
4. What does McAllister find out through his effort to communicate with voters?
5. What is placed in many areas of controversy, and around the prison?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Lee disappear for an entire day and evening?
2. Why does Wyn Lettner come to visit Adam at his office?
3. Who is the other visitor that Sam has at the prison shortly after Adam leaves?
4. What is happening outside of Parchman Prison as the execution of Sam Cayhall gets closer?
5. Both Lee and Adam have news for each other. What is the news they share with each other?
6. Why does Adam believe it would be a good idea to visit Marvin Kramer's family?
7. Who does Adam ask for assistance, and how does this person help Adam?
8. Explain the preparations for Sam for the last two days prior to his execution.
9. Adam meets with Mr. Olander. Who is Mr. Olander, and what is the meeting about?
10. Where and how does Adam react, or want to react, when he sees Lee?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There is a lot of symbolism in 'The Chamber'. Detail and explain the symbolism of Sam as a man in reference to his family and Sam as a prisoner. What does Sam do in the final chapters to display this symbolism?
Essay Topic 2
Rollie Wedge, one of the Ku Klux Klan members associated with Sam and the Kramer office bombing, goes into hiding after the bombing and reemerges twice during the novel. Explain the two reappearances of Rollie Wedge in the novel. In your answer, be sure to include information such as where, when, to who, how, and why.
Essay Topic 3
On death row, Sam has a sort of make-shift camaraderie with the other death row inmates. Explain the camaraderie between Sam and the other death row inmates. How did Sam come to be revered by them?
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