The Pelican Brief Test | Final 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. Where should Shaw have been instead of in New York researching lawyers?

2. Why is Grantham constantly scanning the Times?

3. In Chapter 36, who does Shaw pretend to be?

4. Who does Shaw see after leaving the bed and breakfast on Sunday morning?

5. What does someone do to Grantham's car?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Gminski tell the President that the author of the pelican brief should become a novelist?

2. Why is the pelican brief a possible liability for the President?

3. How does Shaw learn that Curtis Morgan/Garcia is dead?

4. What is the appeal process for the lawsuit between Mattiece and the Green Fund?

5. How is Shaw able to talk with Linney at the hospital?

6. Why would Edwin Sneller like to meet Shaw?

7. What was in the envelope Shaw found in Morgan's lockbox?

8. Describe Victor Mattiece and his eccentricities.

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

10. Why did Khamel agree once to kill Castro, but then did not go through with the job?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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

Essay Topic 2

Describe the ways that the FBI and the CIA work together in the novel, and how they share information confidentially.

Essay Topic 3

In Chapter 27 and other places in the novel, there are indications that the President is delighted with the murders of Rosenberg and Jensen. Explain why the President sees the murders as "a wonderful tragedy."

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