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. What does Voyles do when the President asks him to stop investigating the pelican brief?

3. What does Mrs. Morgan call the offices of White and Blazevich?

4. Why does Grantham tell Shaw not to call him at home?

5. On Monday, what is Coal planning to do during lunch?

Short Essay Questions

1. Who was waiting for Grantham outside the Post building?

2. Lewis wondered how Verheek could go down for a simple funeral and end up dead. Explain how that happened.

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

4. Why does Grantham panic after talking with a maid outside his room at the Marbury?

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

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

7. What bad news does Coal share with the President on Monday morning?

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

9. Why does Shaw gets angry when Grantham talks to her about being careful?

10. How did Shaw get away from Stump?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Describe the pelican brief, its contents, and how it helped to solve the murders of 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

Explain why Abraham Rosenberg refuses to retire from the Supreme Court even though he is in extremely poor health.

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