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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. For what do Troy's family members anxiously await?
2. Why do they shed tears?
3. Who is Valdir Ruiz?
4. For what does Josh develop a strategy?
5. How many wives has Troy had?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?
2. What did Jevy do when Nate didn't show up at the boat?
3. How did Nate end up in a farm in Brazil?
4. How did Rachel come about and how did she end up adopted?
5. What happened to Troy's remains?
6. With whom did Nate talk on his way to Brazil and why only them?
7. How does Nate feel about going to Brazil?
8. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?
9. What happened to Rachel's biological mother?
10. What was the effect of Troy's death on the media?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Nate returned from South America with intentions to leave the world of law behind him and live simply. Hark Gettys, on the other hand, was doing just the opposite. He was behaving in unethical ways and trying to maximize his fees in any way possible.
1. Do you think all lawyers are like Hark? Why or why not?
2. Explain in detail why you might prefer Nate for a lawyer over Hark or the other way around.
3. To you think in the real world lawyers will actually help people lie to a court? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
American media is predictable in nature. The more sensational a story the more attention it attracts. Troy Phelan had few friends and no one really grieved over his death, yet it received a lot of publicity.
1. Do you think the media makes too much of celebrities? Why or why not?
2. Explain why you think Troy Phelan's money was what made him interesting, not him as a person.
3. Why do you think Troy had few friends? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Nate is thankful for Rachel's friendship. He relies on her for the strength that he lacks. Nate must learn to be at peace with himself. It is only through inner peace that he will be strong enough to resist temptation and happy enough to move forward down a healthier path.
1. Do you think Rachel and Nate could have become friends in a few short days? Why or why not?
2. How do you think Nate being at peace with himself will help with his addictions?
3. Do you think Nate has ever experienced true friendship before? Why or why not?
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