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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. How is Nate's condition in this chapter?
2. Where is Nate drawn as he wanders the city?
3. Who is feared by all Troy's children for his lawyer skills?
4. How did the men of the tribe act?
5. What does Hark tell the other lawyers of Troy's family?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did Josh want to speak to Nate and why was it impossible?
2. How was Nate feeling physically as he journeyed back to civilization and what did he find out?
3. What was Nate doing at the cottage?
4. What happened right after Nate woke the day after the storm?
5. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?
6. What did Neva tell Nate about the last time she spoke with Rachel? What did Nate believe about Rachel and what did he find odd?
7. Why did Josh meet with Judge Wycliff and what did he tell him? What was the Judge's response?
8. What did Rachel say to Nate?
9. Rex was the smartest of the Phelan heirs. What was he good at and what did he realize?
10. What did Nate tell Josh on the drive from the airport?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Nate's addictions are long-standing and Josh has had to cover for Nate on multiple occasions.
1. Covering for an addict or alcoholic is called enabling. With research, explain, using examples from the book how Josh was an enabler.
2. Do you think Nate should have been fired from his job? Why or why not?
3. How do you think a person can break an addictive habit? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
Rachel's character is introduced in chapter twenty-six and further developed in chapter twenty-seven. She is not like any of the other characters in the book. She is entirely unmotivated by money and not interested in worldly possessions. Nate has never met anyone like her before.
1. Do you think it is realistic of the author to portray Rachel as so saintly? Why or why not?
2. Do you believe anyone would turn down billions of dollars? Why or why not?
3. Do you think that Nate will find what he is looking for by getting to know Rachel? Why or why not?
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