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. What does the President ask Voyles to provide by 5 p.m. seven days a week until the murders are solved?

2. What happened when Callahan drove his Porsche?

3. What is Rosenberg watching with his law clerk as the novel begins?

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

5. How long was Rosenberg on the Supreme Court?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Describe Fletcher Coal.

3. Why does Coal want the President should attend Rosenberg's funeral?

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

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

6. Why do Coal and Voyles have a disagreement while discussing the candidates to be vetted for the Supreme Court?

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

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

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

10. Why does Gminski travel to New Orleans?

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

The President tries to blame the murders of Rosenberg and Jensen on the FBI. Discuss why the FBI is or is not responsible for the deaths of these justices.

Essay Topic 3

Explain why the pelican brief was first sent to the White House by Voyles and what his purpose was for giving the brief to Coal and the President.

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