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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 Josh and the Judge review?
2. What is the problem when Nate is admitted to the hospital for the second time?
3. After a week of searching for Rachel, what does Nate realize?
4. After shooting a few holes in Snead's testimony, who does Nate go after next?
5. How did the men of the tribe act?
Short Essay Questions
1. What news does Welly bring to Valdir and what does he do about it?
2. What did the lawyers fighting the will do about the sanity examination?
3. What was Nate doing at the cottage?
4. Why did Josh meet with Judge Wycliff and what did he tell him? What was the Judge's response?
5. 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?
6. What happened right after Nate woke the day after the storm?
7. 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?
8. What did working five days on the Phelan will in the city prove to Nate's satisfaction?
9. What does Nate notice about the Indian village and how does he respond to it?
10. What did Nate feel like back in D.C. and what did he do about it?
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
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
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.
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