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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 McAllister find out through his effort to communicate with voters?
2. After Sam's initial cell, how many different places is he moved to before the gas chamber?
3. Who chooses the journalists names randomly from a bucket to be present at Sam's execution?
4. What does Governor McAllister have done in an effort to communicate with the voters?
5. Who has Adam asked for assistance from as he moves forward with some ideas?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Adam believe it would be a good idea to visit Marvin Kramer's family?
2. Explain the preparations for Sam for the last two days prior to his execution.
3. What is happening outside of Parchman Prison as the execution of Sam Cayhall gets closer?
4. Lee shares childhood memories with Adam. Lee shares the story of her brother, Eddie, and her grandfather, Sam, with Joe and Qunice Lincoln. Who are these people and how do they play such a vivid memory in Lee's past?
5. How is Sam preparing for his execution?
6. Where and how does Adam react, or want to react, when he sees Lee?
7. How does Governor McAllister agree to clemency for Sam?
8. What happens to the prison warden, and how does it affect Sam's execution?
9. How is Sam's last day a busy one?
10. Who is the other visitor that Sam has at the prison shortly after Adam leaves?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
This novel takes place right in the middle of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960's. Explain the Civil Rights Movement and how this movement affects and becomes the backdrop for the basis of 'The Chamber.' Explain how this movement is more extreme due to location. In other words, would this movement be more active in the northern United States or the southern United States? Why? Finally, explain how this movement affects the way one lives their life. You can use Marvin Kramer as an example to help you answer this question.
Essay Topic 2
One of Adam's personality characteristics is his vulnerability. Where do we see this personality trait of Adam's throughout the novel, and how do we start to see this vulnerability more towards the end of the novel? When do we see this vulnerability, and who witnesses this vulnerability? What contributes to this vulnerability? Is this hereditary? Give examples from the story to justify your answers.
Essay Topic 3
One of the most influential groups of the time was the Ku Klux Klan. Who was a member of this organization? What are the views and beliefs of this organization that are challenged by this novel? What are some ways that this organization demonstrated to the public within the novel? Are these demonstrations good or bad? Why or why not?
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