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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. What is Rosenberg watching with his law clerk as the novel begins?
(a) The President's limousine.
(b) A debate.
(c) A demonstration.
(d) Television.

2. Where do White House phantom memos originate?
(a) From Coal.
(b) From Sarge.
(c) From the President.
(d) From the Press Secretary.

3. From where does Garcia call when he contacts Grantham for a second time?
(a) Georgetown.
(b) A pay phone near the Pentagon.
(c) A pay phone a block from the Post.
(d) Pennsylvania Avenue near the Justice Department.

4. Why does Verheek lock himself in his office after dining with Callahan and tell his secretary he has the flu?
(a) Because he is not sober.
(b) Because he does have the flu.
(c) Because he want to be alone to read Shaw's brief.
(d) Because he is not in the mood to be bothered this morning.

5. Who reports to the President and Coal after the murders of Rosenberg and Jensen?
(a) Manning and Jenson.
(b) East and Kline.
(c) Voyles and Gminski.
(d) McDowell and Runyan.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are three dirty movie business removed from the list of places to be bombed?

2. What does The President ask Voyles to do with the pelican brief?

3. How long was Callahan in private law practice?

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

5. How long was Rosenberg on the Supreme Court?

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe Sarge.

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

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

4. Was anyone hurt when the pornography houses were bombed?

5. What is Rosenberg's ideology?

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

7. According to Verheek, what motive would Coal have for leaking names of nominees for the Supreme Court?

8. Why is Justice Jensen a major security risk?

9. Why did Shaw decide to be a lawyer?

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

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