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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. According to the person Penn interviews in Colorado, how many witnesses were left out of the official case file?
2. Whom do Penn and Caitlin interview in Colorado?
3. Who taught Penn about explosives and the damage they cause?
4. What is the amount of the lawsuit that Marston files against Penn and the Examiner?
5. What does Penn promise Caitlin in exchange for her help with the Payton case?
Short Essay Questions
1. What announcement does the person Penn sees getting off an airplane in Baton Rouge make that shocks Penn?
2. What happened to the woman in the car when she revealed what she had seen the night of the Payton murder?
3. After Johnson speaks at Ruby's funeral, Althea gets up to speak. What does Althea say?
4. Describe one retaliatory event that occurs after Penn's accusations are published in the paper.
5. What discrepancy catches Penn's eye about the Fairlane that is sitting in Althea's garden?
6. When Penn arrives at his interview in Colorado, the interviewee does not want to talk. What changes the interviewee's mind?
7. When Annie is returned to Penn, there is also a note for Penn. What does the note say?
8. According to Penn, why had Portman wanted Hanratty extradited to Los Angeles?
9. Why does Penn ask Caitlin to accompany him on his upcoming trip?
10. How does Penn respond when he hears the announcement from the person Penn sees getting off an airplane in Baton Rouge?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Penn Cage and Olivia Marston become intimate during two different periods in their lives. Describe the circumstances surrounding each of these periods in which these two characters become involved. Then, examine how the first circumstances and the relationship these characters developed early in their lives impacted the circumstances surrounding their second meeting.
Essay Topic 2
Identify the groups of people trying to prevent the truth about Payton's murder from being told. Compare and contrast these groups in terms of overall number, organization, overall motivation, ability to plan, and success achieved. How are they similar? How are they different? Does any one group actually end up succeeding? Why or why not? Support your answer with examples from the story.
Essay Topic 3
In addition to revenge, jealousy is a central theme of this novel.
a. Identify three characters that are motivated by jealousy. Describe their reasons for being jealous. Is their jealousy founded? Why or why not?
b. How does jealousy affect these characters, their decisions, and their actions?
c. What is the outcome for these characters? Were they successful in their endeavors, or would they have been more successful if they had not been jealous? Explain your answer
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