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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 does Nate think is the cause of his poor relationships with his family?
2. What does a second letter say?
3. Where do all waterways eventually lead in the area where Jevy and Nate are?
4. What does Nate tell Rachel?
5. What thought occurs to Nate?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did working five days on the Phelan will in the city prove to Nate's satisfaction?
2. How did Nate score the first point in the dispositions?
3. What did Nate feel like back in D.C. and what did he do about it?
4. What did Rex decide to do about his understanding?
5. What did Nate tell Josh on the drive from the airport?
6. Why did Hark meet with the other Phelan heir lawyers and what happened at the meeting?
7. Who did Nate think he saw when he was sick and what did he feel about it?
8. Why did Josh meet with Judge Wycliff and what did he tell him? What was the Judge's response?
9. What was Hark doing to help his lawsuit?
10. What did Rachel tell Nate when she returned to the village?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Troy kept Rachel's whereabouts to himself, refused to answer Evelyn's letters, and her desperation culminated in her suicide five years after Rachel's birth.
1. Explain, in detail, what kind of man Troy appears to be that he would keep Evelyn from seeing her daughter.
2. Do you think Evelyn's suicide could have been prevented? Why or why not?
3. Why do you think Troy would not answer Evelyn's letters? 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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