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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 Berryman discuss with Oona the morning after he slips and tells her his secret?
2. What does Horn's adviser tell him could cost him many white votes?
3. Who is Ochs contacted by due to his newspaper articles?
4. What does one of Ochs's articles for the newspaper he works for receive?
5. Where does Ben go in the midst of a nervous breakdown?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens at the country club that gives readers a stronger understanding of the plot to kill Horn?
2. What happens between Oona and Berryman during their weekend spent at Berryman's beachfront home?
3. What suspicious event occurs while Berryman is at his beach house?
4. Describe Ochs's writing career for the newspaper in Part 4.
5. Who is Oona Quinn?
6. What happens when Berryman goes to Bert Poole's house?
7. When Ochs returns to Nashville in Part 4, who is being investigated and what is the importance of the investigation?
8. What does Ochs say about Oona's parents, the Quinns?
9. Describe the meeting between Berryman and Johnboy.
10. What does Berryman do when he travels to Texas?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
In Part 4, Ochs receives a letter from a customs inspector. What does the letter say? What is the connection between the information in the letter and Berryman's visit to New York City? Cite examples from the text in order to justify your response.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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