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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. How old is Willie when he takes over ownership of the paper?
2. The morning the paper comes out what is Willie at the Court House for?
3. Who goes back to the office with Willie to await the jury's verdict?
4. What does the district attorney ask that they do for the murder trial?
5. What religion does Willie claim although he doesn't attend a church?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe what happened to Sam Ruffin.
2. Describe the last day of the trial in Chapter 19 when Danny's punishment is to be decided.
3. What happens when Harry Rex asks Mr. Durant to forgive Sam for the affair?
4. Describe Lydia Vince's testimony in Chapter 16.
5. Describe the goat barbecue that Willie is invited to with Harry Rex.
6. Describe the news story that Willie runs in Chapter 6 and what happens because of it.
7. Describe the scene in Chapter 8 where Willie meets Callie Ruffin for the first time.
8. Describe Callie's feelings about being picked to be on the jury for the murder trial.
9. What does the Padgitt family do in order to try and stop Willie from printing his news stories?
10. Explain Callie's childhood and how she was educated.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe what is known about Rhonda Kassellaw.
1) Is it easy to sympathize with her as a victim? Why.
2) Why did the author chose to leave little information about her and her character?
Essay Topic 2
There is a lot of the story based on democracy, the right to vote, and the judicial system.
1) What views seem to be shown by the author in the story?
2) Do the views in the story seem to mirror those in real life? 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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