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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 do Rachel and Nate do together?
2. What does Welly tell Valdir?
3. Where does Nate end up after leaving the hospital?
4. What does Mary Ross decide to do?
5. What strikes Nate about the Indian village?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Josh worried about the settlement of the will?
2. What did working five days on the Phelan will in the city prove to Nate's satisfaction?
3. What did Rex decide to do about his understanding?
4. What did Nate want to do to get away following the Phelan heir depositions? Why does he want to do it? How well does he think it will work?
5. What does Rachel see about Nate and what does she offer?
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. What did the lawyers fighting the will do about the sanity examination?
8. What was Hark doing to help his lawsuit?
9. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?
10. Rex was the smartest of the Phelan heirs. What was he good at and what did he realize?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
During his time in St. Michael's, Nate did a lot of thinking. He realized that he was the reason why his marriages had failed. He also acknowledged that he couldn't blame his children for keeping their distance from him.
1. Using examples from the book explain why you think Nate's marriages failed.
2. Using examples from the book explain why you think Nate's children keep their distance from him.
3. Do you think Nate's failures with his marriages and children were one hundred percent his fault? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
Nate is forty-eight-years-old and does not have much to show for it. He has created and then sabotaged relationships and is an addict. He is struck by the stark differences between how he and Rachel live.
1. Why do you think Nate might be intrigued by the way Rachel lives? Use examples from the book and to support your answer.
2. How do you think Nate feels about himself and his life after meeting Rachel? Use examples from the book and to support your answer.
3. If Nate were 23-years-old, do you think Rachel would affect him as deeply? Explain your reasoning.
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