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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. Where had Sam Ruffin been working when he was sixteen?
2. How many letters to the editor about the trial does Willie send on to print?
3. Who is the first witness called when the trial begins?
4. What do Willie and the Tishomingo County Sheriff laugh at?
5. Willie says Bubba and his friends say their war experiences are ______________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when Willie and his photographer learn about the murder and rape?
2. What happens in Chapter 15 between Rhonda and Willie.
3. What does Willie's story in Chapter 9 entail?
4. Describe what is seen of Danny Padgitt in Chapter 31.
5. Describe the testimony of Lydia's ex-husband.
6. How are the Padgitt family members described in Chapter 3?
7. Describe the letters that Willie receives after the trial.
8. What does Lucien say about Danny's involvement with the murders?
9. Describe the attack that happens in Chapter 2
10. Describe the scene in Chapter 8 where Willie meets Callie Ruffin for the first time.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Much of the town knew that the killer of the jury members was very patient and would wait until he could easily get to them.
Were the precautions taken by the towns people to protect their friends and family unnecessary? Useless? Explain.
How would the scene have differed if it had been a modern day setting?
Essay Topic 2
There was a lack of physical evidence tying Danny Padgitt to the murders of the juror members.
1) Was it wrong to immediately suspect that it was Danny Padgitt? Why?
2) Why was Hank Hooten not thought of?
3) Was there any indication to the reader that it might not be Danny Padgitt? Explain?
Essay Topic 3
Why is Danny Padgitt the only member of the Padgitt family that is singled out and given any background or extended description on? What is the role of the Padgitt family?
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