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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. Why does a panel of psychiatrists examine Troy?
2. What do Nate and Jevy discuss?
3. On what river is Nate?
4. What does Jevy say that he regrets saying?
5. What is difficult about getting to the Pantanal?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why would Josh consider sending Nate to Brazil to find the Phelan heir?
2. How did Troy divide his money with his last holographic will?
3. How did all the family lawyers feel about the will?
4. What did Nate do on Christmas day in Brazil?
5. What do Nate and Jevy discuss as they float on the river and how does Nate feel about it?
6. With whom did Nate talk on his way to Brazil and why only them?
7. What happened to Rachel's biological mother?
8. How did the Phelan heirs feel about Troy's will?
9. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?
10. What did Hark Getty see as a benefit to being Rex's lawyer? Why did he have a strong motivation to do his best?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ultimately the Phelan heirs each received fifty million dollars of their father's money. Rachel established a trust with her money.
1. Do you think this was a fair settlement? Why or why not?
2. Explain in detail what you think about Rachel's settlement of her inheritance.
3. Do you Josh betrayed Troy's trust in him or do you think Troy knew the settlement would probably end up something along those lines?
Essay Topic 2
The clause that exempted the heirs' new purchases from debt coverage was surely an evil scheme, since each of the heirs had made new and large purchases with the credit they expected to gain in inheritance.
1. Explain why the heirs were foolish for making expensive purchases before the will was read.
2. Do you think that it was wrong of Troy Phelan to make his will to include this clause? Why or why not?
3. Do you think it is possible that Troy felt he was actually helping his children to grow onto better paths by not leaving them a lot of money? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Nate was running from his problems by going on the business trip. He realized very quickly that no matter how far he ran his past would always follow.
1. Running from problems by going somewhere else is called a "geographic cure." Discuss what do you think this means.
2. Do you believe taking the geographic cure is a good idea or a bad idea? Why or why not? Could it be different depending on the circumstance?
3. Discuss two situations that might respond well to a geographic cure and two that wouldn't be helped with on.
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