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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. What is the surprising clause in Troy's final will?

2. To whom is the bulk of the estate left?

3. Who helps Jevy with directions?

4. Where does Nate go from Walnut Hill?

5. Why does Jevy go searching for Nate?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why would Josh consider sending Nate to Brazil to find the Phelan heir?

2. Why did Josh want to speak to Nate and why was it impossible?

3. What happened when Nate was admitted to the hospital for the second time?

4. How was Nate feeling physically as he journeyed back to civilization and what did he find out?

5. Why was Josh having trouble settling the estate and how was it finally settled?

6. Basically, what did Troy's will say?

7. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?

8. What was the effect of Troy's death on the media?

9. How did Rachel come about and how did she end up adopted?

10. What did the lawyers fighting the will do about the sanity examination?

Essay 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

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.

Essay Topic 3

Now that he was sober and honestly examining his life, he had to come to terms with his faults. He caused the poor relations that he now experienced with his family. He knew that he would not be received warmly but he hoped to begin again and earn their trust and affection.

1. Do you think it's possible for a long term alcoholic or addict to regain family or friend trust? Why or why not?

2. Imagine one of your siblings was an addict and had lied to you, stolen from you, gotten you in trouble and ignored you except when he/she needed something. Explain what it would take for you to ever trust them again if they came to you and told you they had reformed.

3. Do you think Nate should try to repair his relationships with his children or should just bless them and let them go? Why or why not?

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