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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What does the narrator endure in order to get to where they are going?
(a) The pitying glaces of white people.
(b) A poor breakfast and long train and bus rides.
(c) Rejection from the college.
(d) Hearing Miss Irene talk on and on.
2. Why is Neeka resentful on the trip?
(a) She has to watch her two younger brothers.
(b) She was supposed to go to the movies with a boy that day.
(c) She was supposed to go to a birthday party that day.
(d) She does not feel well.
3. How does Tash's recklessness get him in trouble?
(a) He is easily led to crime.
(b) He loses his friends through it.
(c) He gets in spats with the police.
(d) He falls in love with the wrong men.
4. Why does going to a juvenile detention center seem appealing to Neeka?
(a) For some peace and quiet.
(b) Because then her mother couldn't make her babysit.
(c) To show solidarity with Tash.
(d) She would be horrified to go to such a place.
5. What is the narrator doing when she says she feels whole for the first time?
(a) Singing for the party guests.
(b) Dancing with a very handsome young man.
(c) Snorting cocaine.
(d) Standing on the stage in the amphitheater.
6. What do Sly and his friend testify?
(a) That Tash has nothing to do with the robbery.
(b) That Tash was in on the robbery.
(c) That Tash is the one who kills Randall.
(d) That Tash was the only one in on the robbery.
7. Where do D, Neeka and the narrator get off the bus?
(a) At D's cousin's house.
(b) Near a dark city park.
(c) At the mall.
(d) At a friend's house where there is a party.
8. What does Neeka want to do?
(a) Become a law or math professor.
(b) Become a model.
(c) Become a rapper like Tupac.
(d) Become an actress.
9. About what does Neeka complain?
(a) The way her mother pays more attention to her brothers.
(b) Her mother making her come with them.
(c) Her noisy family.
(d) Her brother doing something to get in prison.
10. To what does the narrator relate Tupac's arrest?
(a) To Mahatma Gandhi's arrest.
(b) To how slaves were brutalized.
(c) To the arrest of others in Queens.
(d) To Mandela's arrest.
11. Why is the narrator hesitant about D's request?
(a) She knows her mother does not like D and would not invite her to dinner.
(b) She is supposed to babysit.
(c) She is not allowed to do what D asks.
(d) She doesn't have the subway fare.
12. Why does Randall not tell his side of the story?
(a) He is dead.
(b) He is intimidated.
(c) He hates Tash now.
(d) He is hospitalized.
13. Where does D tell them they are going?
(a) D decides they should just stay in after dinner.
(b) No where.
(c) She does not tell them.
(d) Back to her house after dinner.
14. What is one thing Jayjones says black people cannot do?
(a) Walk too fast.
(b) Look at a cop in the eyes.
(c) Attend church in peace.
(d) Sing in public.
15. What does Jayjones say happens to black men in the wrong places?
(a) They are shot by police without even asking the men questions.
(b) They are harrassed by white police.
(c) They are beaten by white gan?gs.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why is Tash imprisoned?
2. Where does Jayjones say black men cannot be caught?
3. What is behind the picture from the narrator's mother?
4. When does Tash expect to be out?
5. What does Sly convince Tash to do?
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