A Civil Action Test | Final Test - Hard

Jonathan Harr
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

A Civil Action Test | Final Test - Hard

Jonathan Harr
This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 114 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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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. When Schlictmann calls Eustis to agree to the settlement, who is with him?

2. Why does Conway act as chauffeur to Schlictmann when he goes to do some investigations in the field?

3. Where does Schlictmann's office send copies of the previous days transcript?

4. Who is the former plant engineer in charge of maintenance at the tannery who knows about the removal of waste from the 15 acres?

5. After Phase 1 verdict Schlictmann's firm is in dire straits. How long can the firm continue to exist with the money they receive from cashing out the firm's retirement plan?

Short Essay Questions

1. John Dobrinski is Schlictmann's expert geological witness. Excluding the substance of his geological testimony, is John Dobrinski an effective witness for Schlictmann?

2. Describe the initial Court of Appeals ruling.

3. How does Schlictmann discredit John Guswa's testimony?

4. Describe reaction in Woburn to the settlement with Grace Chemical.

5. What is Schlitmann's immediate reaction to the verdict in Phase 1?

6. Describe Beatrice's settlement offer after the Court of Appeals ruling.

7. What does Schlictmann's team decide to ask for during the first negotiations with Grace?

8. Why does Schlictmann conclude that Grace wants to settle?

9. Who is Albert Eustis and what is his role in the negotiations with Grace Chemical after the trial?

10. What is Schlictmann's goal during Phase 1?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Schlictmann beleives that Judge Skinner is biased against him. Using examples from the book, discuss your opinion. Include the judge's rulings, the jurors reactions, etc.

Essay Topic 2

Is the adversarial nature of a trial compatible with discovering the truth? Include examples from the book in support of your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Judge Skinner divides the trial into three phases. Describe the three phases. One of the reasons given for this as that it gives the jurors a better understanding of the case. Do you think this is true? From the plaintiff's point of view, do you think this is fair? Do you think this has an effect on the verdict? Be specific in your answers, but discuss them thoroughly.

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