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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. When Penn returns to the hotel room after witnessing the execution, whom do Penn and Caitlin talk about?
2. While having drinks at Biscuits and Blues, who interrupts Penn and his companion?
3. Penn stops in Huntsville to witness the execution of ___________.
4. What is the eyewitness's name that Penn tracks down upon his return to Natchez?
5. After Penn gets the person out of the house, Annie is missing. Who returns Annie to Penn?
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
Compare and contrast Dwight Stone and Penn Cage, the two men that find the truth regarding Del Payton's murder.
a. How are the two characters similar in terms of their professional lives? How are they different?
b. How are the two characters similar in their personality characteristics, strengths, and weaknesses? How are they different?
c. Each of these men has a daughter they want to protect, were the men similarly affected by this desire or not? Explain your answers and your reasoning.
Essay Topic 3
Leo Marston wears different masks in the story. Both a community leader and a behind-the-scenes manipulator, Leo is a study in contradictions. Clearly, he can be a good man, but he just chooses not to be one. Identify, then compare and contrast the different sides of Leo Marston. How would the entire plot have been affected if Leo had not been successful at deceiving those around him? Why is it necessary for Leo to wear different masks? Explain your reasoning.
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