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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 is placed in many areas of controversy, and around the prison?
2. After Sam's initial cell, how many different places is he moved to before the gas chamber?
3. What does Sam accept from the prison chaplain?
4. With what is going on, who is likely to resurface in the next few weeks?
5. After the weekend trip with Lee, what is it hard for Adam to find towards Sam?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the preparations for Sam for the last two days prior to his execution.
2. Where do Adam and Lee spend their weekend together, and what do they do on the weekend?
3. What was the purpose of Adam's trip to New Orleans?
4. Explain the mental incompetence hearing for Sam in Jackson, and the decision.
5. How does Governor McAllister agree to clemency for Sam?
6. Who is Carmen and what does she see as she visits Sam for the first time?
7. Adam meets with Mr. Olander. Who is Mr. Olander, and what is the meeting about?
8. What happens to the prison warden, and how does it affect Sam's execution?
9. How is Sam preparing for his execution?
10. How does Sam prepare for death after the decision from the hearing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The trip that Lee and Adam took to Clanton, Mississippi was a very eye-opening trip for both of them. Lee shared more stories of her hometown and about Sam, including a story of Joe Lincoln and their grandfather. What is the story that Lee told about their grandfather, Sam Cayhall, and Joe Lincoln? How did Lee tell the story? Was it emotional for her? How did Adam feel when he heard this story? How did this story affect the relationship between Sam and Adam?
Essay Topic 2
'The Chamber' conveys many forms of foreshadowing. Pick one foreshadowing event, explain it in detail, and explain how it fits into the entire novel. What would happen if the foreshadowing event did not come to reality? How would that change your particular event within the story?
Essay Topic 3
Philip Naifeh and George Nugent are the superintendent and assistant superintendent, respectfully, of Parchman Prison. Each of these men holds a different stance toward running the prison and the execution process of death row inmates. What are the similarities and differences between these two individuals regarding how they run the prison, their organizational skills, the way they run the execution process, and the way they feel toward the execution process? Do inmates feel the same way toward these individuals? How can you tell? Give examples from the novel to support your answers.
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