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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 happens when the sniper is caught?
2. Who does Willie receive a phone call from?
3. What does Willie worry about after hearing Lydia Vince's testimony?
4. Who is the second witness called?
5. What does Willie hear while in his office?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Willie's newspaper article about Rhonda's rape and murder in Chapter 5
2. What does the Padgitt family do in order to try and stop Willie from printing his news stories?
3. Describe the scene in Chapter 8 where Willie meets Callie Ruffin for the first time.
4. Describe what happens after Malcolm Vince is murdered in Chapter 22.
5. Describe the attack that happens in Chapter 2
6. Describe what happens to Willie and his living situation in Chapter 29
7. Describe the election campaign that takes place in Chapter 27.
8. Describe the news story that Willie runs in Chapter 6 and what happens because of it.
9. What happens in Chapter 15 between Rhonda and Willie.
10. Describe the lunch in Chapter 11 at Callie Ruffin's house.
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
1) What point of view does the author seem to take on the draft that was used during Vietnam?
2) What does it convey to the reader that Sam was willing to dodge the draft? Explain your answer.
Essay Topic 3
During the course of the story the main character, Willie, changes quite a bit. Explain Willie's character at the beginning of the story and then give an explanation of it as it appears at the end of the story. In what ways has he changed? In what ways has he remained unchanged?
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