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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. In what state did Hillman's murder take place?
2. Which old school friend does Penn run into at the fundraising party?
3. As Penn and his interviewer discuss racism in the south, how does Penn react?
4. Where do Penn and his interviewer end up meeting?
5. What is the occupation of the father of the girl Penn was involved with during high school?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Penn announces to his parents that he is moving back to his hometown, how do Penn's parents react?
2. When Tom questioned Presley about why he only returned one gun, not two, what did Presley say?
3. Although Penn has no proof, what does he suspect about his father's involvement in his wife's final hours?
4. According to Austin Mackey, why did Mackey not investigate the Payton murder himself?
5. Why does Shad Johnson want Penn to leave the Payton case alone?
6. According to Penn's mother, why had she been upset earlier on the phone?
7. When Presley and Tom met after Hillman had been killed, what did Tom ask Presley?
8. According to Penn's FBI contact, what reason was given for sealing Payton's case files?
9. When Penn asks his father if he ever found out the reason behind Marston's attack, what is Tom's reply?
10. After Hanratty is convicted, what does Hanratty's brother do?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
John Portman, Director of the FBI, uses many different tactics to rule his subordinates and try to keep people in line, including Penn Cage.
a. Identify three tactics used by Portman to keep people in line.
b. For each tactic identified, explain why Portman uses this method of control.
c. Compare and contrast these tactics in terms of their operational style, level of involvement, and operational success or failure.
Essay Topic 2
In many ways, the novel is a series of contrasts designed to heighten the reader's awareness and draw the reader deeper into the story and the intricacies of each of the story's characters. Identify at least three contrasts that are used in the novel. Describe these contrasts and determine how they impact the story's plot, as well as the reader's emotional involvement in the characters' lives. If these identified contrasts were not included in the story, what impact would their absence have on the storyline, the characters' development, and the readers' involvement?
Essay Topic 3
Planning is an essential part of the story for several characters, as well as for the author to ensure that his plot moves forward. Identify instances in which Penn Cage and Leo Marston plan for their upcoming court fight. Identify instances in which each of these men fails to plan well. What is revealed about each of these characters through their ability ,or lack of ability, to plan? How is the strength of the author revealed in his ability to have his characters adequately plan? Be sure to support your reasoning.
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