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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 Ochs visit after meeting Oona?
2. Where did Berryman and Oona stay a few weeks before Horn's murder?
3. What does Horn tell the person he visits at the police station to do?
4. After Berryman goes to see Johnboy, what does Johnboy do?
5. When Berryman leaves the beach house after he finds the note from Ben, who continues to call him?
Short Essay Questions
1. So far in the story, what things has Berryman done that could label him as someone who does not care about his own safety?
2. What does Ochs wonder about Oona after hearing her stories involving the murder of Horn?
3. What happens when Berryman goes to Bert Poole's house?
4. When Ochs returns to Nashville in Part 4, who is being investigated and what is the importance of the investigation?
5. Why is the letter Ochs receives due to his newspaper articles so important to the story?
6. What happens at the country club that gives readers a stronger understanding of the plot to kill Horn?
7. Explain the meeting that takes place when Berryman takes Oona to New York City.
8. Describe the role of Horn's adviser during Horn's political campaign.
9. What events take place right before Berryman leaves New York City, and what do the events cause him to do?
10. Who is Oona Quinn?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of the story, one murderer has been killed. Who is it? What events in the story could lead readers to believe that the murderer expected a tragic ending for themselves one day? Cite examples from the text in order to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
When Jimmie Lee Horn is murdered, Bert Poole is stated as the murderer. What events led to Bert's charge of murder? What causes people in the story to firmly believe Bert was the killer of Horn? Was Bert framed? Cite examples from the text that support your response.
Essay Topic 3
When Berryman is preparing himself for the assassination of Horn, he notices that his hands are shaking. What does this tell readers about Berryman? Could shaking hands before committing a crime cause readers to feel unexpected sympathy towards him? Are there any other possibilities as to why Berryman's hands could be shaking before he goes to assassinate Horn?
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