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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 the piece of land called where the Padgitt family lives?
2. How much money does Willie lose playing poker?
3. What verdict does the jury come to in regards to Danny serving a life sentence or receiving the death penalty?
4. What is the sniper wearing when found?
5. Who does Willie receive a phone call from?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the goat barbecue that Willie is invited to with Harry Rex.
2. What is the response when Willie prints the first installment of the story about the Ruffin family?
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. Describe the testimony of Lydia's ex-husband.
5. Describe Lydia Vince's testimony in Chapter 16.
6. Describe Willie's new look that he puts into play in Chapter 21.
7. Describe the last day of the trial in Chapter 19 when Danny's punishment is to be decided.
8. Describe what happens to Willie and his living situation in Chapter 29
9. What happens when Willie and his photographer learn about the murder and rape?
10. Describe Rhonda Kassellaw as she is explained in Chapter 2.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Do the views in this story seem to lean more toward a Democratic point of view or a Republican point of view? Explain your answer and give examples. What political affiliations do you suspect the main characters possess? Explain your reasoning.
Essay Topic 2
Willie eventually begins to talk about getting married. What is significant about his admittance that this is something he wants in his life?
Essay Topic 3
Callie dies before Willie can tell her that he has sold the paper. What did it signify that Callie was never told that Willie had sold the paper? Describe the relationship between the two characters.
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