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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. Who is Tash?
(a) A black minister who is too white.
(b) Emmett's older brother who is in jail.
(c) Emmett's father.
(d) A black man shot for no reason in a white neighborhood.
2. Why is Tash moved?
(a) He is not moved.
(b) He asked to get closer to his family.
(c) He is moved to a work camp.
(d) He is harrassed about being gay and Tash cuts the man.
3. What does D ask the narrator and Neeka one Friday night?
(a) If Tash was home yet.
(b) If they would like to roam with her.
(c) Why Neeka's mother looks down on her.
(d) If D can come over for dinner.
4. Why does young Albert have to take off his wire-rimmed glasses?
(a) So he cannot give them to Tash to make a knife out of.
(b) He doesn't wear glasses.
(c) To go through the metal detector.
(d) They are fogging up because he is crying.
5. How does Randall resemble Tash?
(a) He is calm and somber.
(b) He is devious.
(c) He is an effeminate gay man.
(d) He is religious.
6. To what does the narrator relate Tupac's arrest?
(a) To the arrest of others in Queens.
(b) To Mahatma Gandhi's arrest.
(c) To Mandela's arrest.
(d) To how slaves were brutalized.
7. Where do the girls walk?
(a) To a large amphitheater in the park.
(b) To the basement where the party is going on.
(c) To an ice cream store.
(d) The the cousin's neighbor's house.
8. Who is Daneeka Lucy Jones?
(a) The narrator.
(b) Neeka's sister-in-law.
(c) The narrator's sister-in-law.
9. Where did Tash play piano before going to prison?
(a) In his school orchestra.
(b) For his school chorus.
(c) A local nightclub.
10. About what does Neeka complain?
(a) Her noisy family.
(b) Her mother making her come with them.
(c) Her brother doing something to get in prison.
(d) The way her mother pays more attention to her brothers.
11. How does Neeka think she could help Tash out of his legal problems?
(a) She does not know.
(b) By writing her congress person.
(c) By learning the law.
(d) By helping him make better choices.
12. What is it about the East Side train that makes the narrator and Neeka's family uneasy?
(a) Not knowing exactly where they are supposed to get off.
(b) The train is swaying and making them a little seasick.
(c) The train is full of white people.
(d) The tracks are really rough.
13. What do Tash's visitors have to go through?
(a) A brief lecture on what they can and can't do.
(b) A strip search.
(c) A metal detector.
(d) A lecture on the justice system.
14. What do Sly and his friend testify?
(a) That Tash was in on the robbery.
(b) That Tash is the one who kills Randall.
(c) That Tash was the only one in on the robbery.
(d) That Tash has nothing to do with the robbery.
15. Why is Neeka resentful on the trip?
(a) She has to watch her two younger brothers.
(b) She was supposed to go to a birthday party that day.
(c) She was supposed to go to the movies with a boy that day.
(d) She does not feel well.
Short Answer Questions
1. Where does Jayjones say black men cannot be caught?
2. Why does going to a juvenile detention center seem appealing to Neeka?
3. What does Neeka fear?
4. What does Jayjones say about black men?
5. What does the narrator say about the evidence against Tupac for sexual assault?
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