Short Essay Questions Key
1. What are the thoughts of Troy Phelan when the novel opens?
THE TESTAMENT by John Grisham opens with the inner thoughts of Troy Phelan. He explains that he is an old man and ready to die. He detests his family, which consists of his three ex-wives and seven children amongst them. He prefers the company of young, blond mistresses.
2. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?
Troy Phelan's lawyer is named Josh Stafford. Josh has been his lawyer for a number of years and has prepared many documents for Troy. The purpose of their current meeting is to confirm Troy's mental capacity for creating a new will.
3. What did Troy do after being certified sane and able and his family left?
Troy signed a new, holographic will previously unseen by anyone else and then dove off the top floor balcony, falling to his death.
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