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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 Rachel live?
2. What does Nate offer to do for Rachel?
3. What does Hark tell the other lawyers of Troy's family?
4. What happens to the panel of three psychiatrists?
5. What does Mary Ross decide to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. How was Nate feeling physically as he journeyed back to civilization and what did he find out?
2. What happened when Nate was admitted to the hospital for the second time?
3. What was Nate doing at the cottage?
4. Why was Josh worried about the settlement of the will?
5. 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?
6. What does Rachel see about Nate and what does she offer?
7. What does Nate notice about the Indian village and how does he respond to it?
8. Why was Nate unable to speak with Rachel the day after he arrived in the village?
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
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
Now that he was sober and honestly examining his life, he had to come to terms with his faults. He caused the poor relations that he now experienced with his family. He knew that he would not be received warmly but he hoped to begin again and earn their trust and affection.
1. Do you think it's possible for a long term alcoholic or addict to regain family or friend trust? Why or why not?
2. Imagine one of your siblings was an addict and had lied to you, stolen from you, gotten you in trouble and ignored you except when he/she needed something. Explain what it would take for you to ever trust them again if they came to you and told you they had reformed.
3. Do you think Nate should try to repair his relationships with his children or should just bless them and let them go? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
The Phelan heirs were a dysfunctional group. It becomes apparent that Troy's impression of his children may have been sadly accurate. Bestowing a fortune on each of them may do more harm than good.
1. Why do you think having a lot of money would be harmful to the Phelan heirs?
2. Do you think Troy should have tried more to help his children change?
3. What do you see as the main problems with the Phelan heirs? Use examples from the book and to support your answer.
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