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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. Where does Nate think Rachel is?
2. What is Phelan rumored to have?
3. What is the surprising clause in Troy's final will?
4. Who is Neva Collier?
5. What two people does Nate contact on his trip?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Josh Stafford meeting with Troy?
2. What did Troy do after being certified sane and able and his family left?
3. What is Nate's life in rehab and how does he feel about it?
4. Who was the only person who knew where Rachel was living?
5. Basically, what did Troy's will say?
6. How did Troy's first wife and her family celebrate Christmas?
7. What happened to Nate and his guides on the river while exploring Pantanal?
8. What happened regarding the cow the plane crash killed in Brazil?
9. What was the effect of Troy's death on the media?
10. What did Nate do on Christmas day in Brazil?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
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
In the opening of THE TESTAMENT, a multi-billionaire carries out a plan to do what he wants with his money rather than what his family wants.
1. Do you think Troy Phelan should have to go through so much trouble just to make sure his will was legally incontestability? Why or why not?
2. What do you think of a man who would leave all his money to a daughter he has never seen and give the rest of his family very little of a huge estate? Use examples from your own experience and beliefs to support your answer.
3. Do you think Troy's relatives are wrong for trying to get his money? Why or why not?
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