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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 Snead not mind that his work will be difficult?
2. What strikes Nate about the Indian village?
3. What does Welly tell Valdir?
4. Why does the lawsuit go forward?
5. What does Rex realize about the lawyer fees?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who did Nate think he saw when he was sick and what did he feel about it?
2. What did the lawyers fighting the will do about the sanity examination?
3. What does Nate notice about the Indian village and how does he respond to it?
4. Why was Nate unable to speak with Rachel the day after he arrived in the village?
5. Rex was the smartest of the Phelan heirs. What was he good at and what did he realize?
6. What did Rachel tell Nate when she returned to the village?
7. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?
8. 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?
9. What was Nate's room like in the hospital and what kind of care did he receive?
10. What news does Welly bring to Valdir and what does he do about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Unlike Rachel, Nate does want to return to the United States. She reminds him about what is good in life and offers encouragement. Their interactions leave Nate wanting to be a better man. This inner drive will eventually manifest itself as he overcomes his habits.
1. Why do you think Rachel would make Nate want to be a better man?
2. Do you think it is possible in the real world for someone who has messed up his/her life so badly to meet a person and all of a sudden want to turn his/her's life around? Why or why not?
3. Do you think a person has to have some sort of inner drive in order to change his/her life? What do you think is the inner drive in Nate?
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
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?
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