The Last Juror Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 religion does Willie claim although he doesn't attend a church?

2. What does Willie Traynor learn about that makes him decide to go to work in a small town paper?

3. What had Mr. Hocutt had painted on both doors of his car?

4. Where do Ginger and Willie go to celebrate the guilty verdict?

5. How long does it take to get the verdict back?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the last day of the trial in Chapter 19 when Danny's punishment is to be decided.

2. Describe the scene in Chapter 28 when Willie goes to play poker with Bubba and Bubba's friends.

3. What is Willie's response when he learns that a young man from Ford county has been killed in the Vietnam war in Chapter 28?

4. What happens in Chapter 15 between Rhonda and Willie.

5. Explain Callie's childhood and how she was educated.

6. What does the Padgitt family do in order to try and stop Willie from printing his news stories?

7. Describe Rhonda Kassellaw as she is explained in Chapter 2.

8. What happens when Willie goes to Callie's house in Chapter 29?

9. Describe Willie's newspaper article about Rhonda's rape and murder in Chapter 5

10. What happens when Willie and his photographer learn about the murder and rape?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Callie Ruffin doesn't approve of the mixed race marriage that she sees while in Memphis. How do her feelings of the mixed race couple add to the story line? Has the view on mixed race couples changed a lot since the seventies? Explain.

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

There is a vast change in response from the time that Rhonda Kassellaw is murdered to the point in time when Danny Padgitt gets paroled. Describe the differences in the public response and why the change occurs.

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