The Thomas Berryman Number Test | Final Test - Hard

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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 does Oona say Berryman went to New York City to do?

2. When arriving in Nashville, where does Berryman go?

3. Who does Horn go visit at the police headquarters in Nashville?

4. What does Oona feel when Berryman leaves the beach house?

5. Where does Berryman say he wants to retire?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the meeting that takes place when Berryman takes Oona to New York City.

2. Why does Ochs appear cautious of Oona after hearing her stories about her involvement with Berryman and the plan to murder Horn?

3. When Ochs returns to Nashville in Part 4, who is being investigated and what is the importance of the investigation?

4. What does Berryman do when he travels to Texas?

5. What events take place right before Berryman leaves New York City, and what do the events cause him to do?

6. What happens when Horn is on television?

7. Describe Ochs's writing career for the newspaper in Part 4.

8. What happens to Ben at the end of Part 3, and what does the event cause readers to think about him?

9. In what way does Berryman show a lack of friendship toward Ben?

10. What happens at the country club that gives readers a stronger understanding of the plot to kill Horn?

Essay Topics

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 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?

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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