The Pelican Brief Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. How does Coal monitor meetings with the President that he does not attend?

2. Where is Callahan going to attend a conference?

3. What interest group does Rosenberg favor?

4. How many cases are usually on Callahan's final exam?

5. How much will Khamel receive for the assassinations of Rosenberg and Jensen?

Short Essay Questions

1. At the beginning of Chapter 1, why are things more tense than usual during the demonstration?

2. How would Chief Justice Runyan feel if Rosenberg died?

3. Describe Khamel.

4. What security precautions does the FBI recommend the Justices follow due to the increase in death threats?

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

6. Why does Verheek say he should have thrown the pelican brief in the garbage?

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

8. Why has Thomas Callahan canceled his classes?

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

10. Describe Abraham Rosenberg.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In Chapter 2, Callahan asks students to discuss Nash v. New Jersey. Compare the majority opinion of the Supreme Court and the dissent in this case.

Essay Topic 2

Explain the reasons why Thomas Callahan is one of the most popular professors at Tulane University.

Essay Topic 3

Although Justices Rosenberg and Jensen were very different individuals, both were murdered by the same man. Compare and contrast Rosenberg and Jensen.

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