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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. Who does Ben believe is following him?
2. What role does Ben say he played in the assassination of Horn?
3. What project is Ochs working on?
4. What reason does Ben give for keeping the fact that he's been seeing a psychiatrist away from Berryman?
5. On what holiday does an assassination take place?
Short Essay Questions
1. What causes Ochs to be unhappy during his final meeting with Ben?
2. Where does Ochs go after his meeting with Ben Toy, and what events follow?
3. What happens to Ben after accepting the order to kill Horn?
4. Who is Johnboy Terrell and what is his relationship with the Southern man?
5. In Part 2, why does Ochs return to Long Island, and what information is he given?
6. Who works on the Bowditch ward at the William Pound Institute, and why is this person important to Ochs's investigation?
7. When Ochs returns to Nashville after visiting Ben Toy, who does he have a meeting with, and why?
8. When Ochs returns to Tennessee after visiting Ben in the mental institution, what does he learn about Berryman? Why is it important?
9. What does Ochs ask the guard at the mental institute to do for him, and what events follow his request?
10. What facts arise that lead Ochs to believe Ben's story of Horn's murder?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Ochs is writing a book the events that led to Horn's assassination; the story will also reveal the true murderer. Ochs already knows a vast amount of information on Horn due to his research as well as the articles he has written on Horn. How does Ochs describe Horn? What could Ochs's opinion of Horn mean for his investigation? Is he biased due to his previous following of Horn and his career?
Essay Topic 2
In Part 4, Thomas Berryman goes to Texas to visit his ill father. When Berryman visits his sick father, what emotional response do readers feel towards him? Does the scene allow readers to see Berryman from a different perspective?
Essay Topic 3
In the Prologue, readers find out that Jimmie Lee Horn was the first black mayor of Nashville, Tennessee. Horn was killed during a rally on the Fourth of July. Does the race of Jimmie Lee Horn have any impact on what readers may think is the reason he was assassinated? Does the mention of Horn's race cause readers to jump to conclusions since it did not necessarily have to be acknowledged so quickly?
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