The Testament Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Mary Ross decide to do?

2. Who has Rachel herself baptized?

3. What does the doctor say about Nate's fever returning?

4. Where does Rachel live?

5. Why can't Nate speak to Josh about Rachel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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 2

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?

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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