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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. How many of the death threats against the Supreme Court Justices are directed toward Rosenberg?
(a) 50%.
(b) 45%.
(c) 80%.
(d) 95%.

2. What does Cleve give Grantham from Sarge?
(a) A tape.
(b) A telephone number.
(c) A White House memo.
(d) A photograph.

3. How did the FBI trace Shaw to the Marriott?
(a) Using her cell phone.
(b) Verheek told them how to find her.
(c) Credit cards.
(d) Agents followed her.

4. Why is Verheek coming to New Orleans?
(a) To attend Callahan's memorial service.
(b) To be a pallbearer at Callahan's memorial service.
(c) To meet with Shaw.
(d) To give a eulogy at Callahan's memorial service.

5. 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) A four-page progress report.
(d) Two-page progress report.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where is Grantham supposed to meet Sarge?

2. How many majority opinions had Jensen written in his six years on the Supreme Court?

3. Why does a police officer awaken Grantham at 5:30 a.m.?

4. Who is claiming responsibility for the bombing of the movie houses?

5. What is the name of Rosenberg's male nurse?

Short Essay Questions

1. What happened after Shaw passed out in the car where Sergeant Rupert left her?

2. Why does Coal think the President should not attend Jensen's funeral?

3. What is Rosenberg's ideology?

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

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

6. What does Alice Stark discover when she goes to Shaw's apartment?

7. Why is Grantham suspicious of the memo that Sarge passed on to him?

8. Describe Garcia.

9. Why is Justice Jensen a major security risk?

10. In Chapter 1, why could all the chaos of the demonstration be blamed on Rosenberg?

(see the answer keys)

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