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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which government agency is watching Shaw?
(a) Justice Department.
(b) The Pentagon.
(c) FBI.
(d) CIA.

2. Who plays the role of peacemaker when Coal and Voyle argue over the list of candidates to be vetted for the Supreme Court?
(a) East.
(b) Lewis.
(c) The President.
(d) Verheek.

3. What does Verheek do with Shaw's brief?
(a) He has it sent to East.
(b) He has it sent to Coal.
(c) He has it sent to Verheek.
(d) He has it sent to Voyles.

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

5. Who is one of the most popular professors at Tulane?
(a) Thomas Callahan.
(b) Theodore Canton.
(c) Timothy Whitfield.
(d) David Caanan.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Callahan bring Shaw after she has been playing detective for several days?

2. What ritual have Callahan and Shaw borrowed from the movie "Bull Durham"?

3. At the time of the murders, what group has been in the D.C. area for a week?

4. Which Justice wants to use the law clerks to put together a list of murder suspects?

5. What family members does Callahan leave behind?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is Nelson Muncie a possible suspect for the murders of the justices?

2. How does Sneller learn that Shaw is in D.C.?

3. Why does Gminski travel to New Orleans?

4. Why is Coal considered to be a boy wonder?

5. Who is Garcia?

6. Why does Coal say that the "egg is on Voyles' face"?

7. What connection does Grantham make after Shaw tells him about the pelican brief?

8. Why does Voyles have East give Shaw's brief to the White House?

9. What happened after the pelican story ran in the Post?

10. Describe Khamel.

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