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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. After getting away from their pursuers, where does Stone send Penn to for help?
2. According to Althea, who was one of the agents that originally investigated Payton's death?
3. What is the current position held by the person Penn is stunned to see in Huntsville?
4. As Penn ponders what he has learned to this point, what does Penn begin to believe the murder was about?
5. Whom do Penn and his bodyguard go to meet at the warehouse?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Penn ask Caitlin to accompany him on his upcoming trip?
2. At Ruby's funeral, Shad Johnson gets up to speak. What does Johnson say?
3. What does Penn learn from the eyewitness that Penn tracks down upon his return to Natchez?
4. What is the real reason that Peter Lutjens is being transferred?
5. Where does the judge who orders the boxes removed from the Marston family home for safekeeping have the boxes taken to?
6. When Annie is returned to Penn, there is also a note for Penn. What does the note say?
7. When Penn goes to the apartment of the person who interrupts him at Biscuits and Blues, what does the person who interrupts him tell Penn?
8. What announcement does the person Penn sees getting off an airplane in Baton Rouge make that shocks Penn?
9. According to Penn, why had Portman wanted Hanratty extradited to Los Angeles?
10. Describe one retaliatory event that occurs after Penn's accusations are published in the paper.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the characteristics, roles, loyalties, and agendas of the following people in the story: Penn Cage, Leo Marston, Austin Mackey, John Portman, and Dwight Stone.
Essay Topic 2
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.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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