ANSWERS:

1. Gooper testifies that shortly before he died, Big Daddy told him that the contents of the house were gifts to him and Mae. What response to a hearsay objection?

Rule 803(3), exception for statements of then-existing state of mind -- namely, intent to give a gift..

2. Gooper testifies that shortly before he died, Big Daddy told him he was grateful to Gooper and Mae for living nearby and giving him five grandchildren, and angry at Brick and Maggie for moving away and having no children. What response to a hearsay objection?

Does not fit the definition of hearsay. Not offered fore the truth of whether Big Daddy was grateful or angry, but as circumstantial evidence of his intent to give Gooper and Mae a gift.

3. Gooper calls the Nurse who testifies that Big Daddy told her he wanted to give the keys to the Cadillac to Gooper before he died. What response to a hearsay objection?

Does not fit the definition of hearsay. Not offered for the truth of whether he wanted to give the keys to Gooper, but as circumstantial evidence that he later carried out that intent.

4. Gooper testifies that he went to the hospital to visit Big Daddy, and just before Big Daddy gave him the keys to the Cadillac, Daddy got a phone call on the speaker phone from Maggie who said she and Brick were planning on going on a cruise to the Caribbean and would not be able to attend Big Daddy's 70th birthday party. What response to a hearsay objection?

Not offered for the truth of Maggie's intentions, but for the probable effect it had on Big Daddy's state of mind, giving him motivation for reducing her and Brick's inheritance.

5. Gooper testifies that Big daddy handed him the keys to the Cadillac and said, "The Caddy's in the garage at the beach house." What response to a hearsay objection?

Not offered for the truth of the statement on the location of the car, but offered as circumstantial evidence of Big Daddy's state of mind (intent to transfer ownership).

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