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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who calls Grantham after the story about the nominees is published?
(a) Callahan.
(b) A reporter from the Times.
(c) Shaw.
(d) A lawyer with information about Rosenberg and Jensen.

2. Who always sets up Grantham's meetings with Sarge?
(a) Cleve.
(b) Sarge's daughter.
(c) Grantham's editor at the Post.
(d) Grantham's secretary.

3. What reason does Verheek give Callahan that could explain why Jensen and Rosenberg were killed?
(a) They irritated the Aryan Brotherhood.
(b) They were stupid and they were exposed.
(c) They irritated a right-wing group.
(d) A decision that was made angered the White Supremacists.

4. Who is the President's speech writer?
(a) Mabry.
(b) Coal.
(c) Keen.
(d) Sarge.

5. Where have Luke and Khamel met before?
(a) Rome.
(b) Paris.
(c) New York City.
(d) London.

6. At the time of the murders, what group has been in the D.C. area for a week?
(a) Underground Army.
(b) A gay rights group.
(c) Weatherman.
(d) A lesbian rights group.

7. What family members does Callahan leave behind?
(a) A brother and sister in Lafayette.
(b) His parents in Denver and a sister in Alabama.
(c) His parents in California.
(d) His parents in Florida and a brother in Mobile.

8. What password do Luke and Sam/Khamel use when they meet at the pier?
(a) Lucky Strike.
(b) Camels.
(c) Raleighs.
(d) Marlboro.

9. Who is Smith Keen?
(a) Managing editor at the Post.
(b) Assistant managing editor/investigations for the Post.
(c) A reporter at the Post.
(d) A lawyer for the Post.

10. What does the President ask Voyles to provide by 5 p.m. seven days a week until the murders are solved?
(a) A list of suspects.
(b) A memo outlining progress made toward solving the murders.
(c) Two-page progress report.
(d) A four-page progress report.

11. Who does Khamel meet at the Four Seasons Hotel in Georgetown?
(a) Edwin Sneller.
(b) Andrew Stein.
(c) Brian Caldwell.
(d) Luke Davidson.

12. What interest group does Rosenberg favor?
(a) Environment.
(b) Government.
(c) Indians.
(d) Individuals.

13. What unpopular course is taught by one of the most popular professors at Tulane?
(a) Litigation.
(b) Torts.
(c) Family law.
(d) Constitutional law.

14. Who had Jensen been dating?
(a) A high school sweetheart.
(b) A law clerk.
(c) An aerobics instructor.
(d) A D.C. lawyer.

15. How long was Rosenberg on the Supreme Court?
(a) Thirty-four years.
(b) Twenty-seven years.
(c) Six years.
(d) Twelve years.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who is the youngest Supreme Court justice at the beginning of the novel?

2. Who plays the role of peacemaker when Coal and Voyle argue over the list of candidates to be vetted for the Supreme Court?

3. What was Shaw's major for her undergraduate degree?

4. What information do the French provide that may be useful for the murder investigation?

5. What information does Sarge provide Grantham when they meet?

(see the answer keys)

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