Mid-Book Test - Hard
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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 is D's foster mother's name?
2. Why was Albert named as he was?
3. Why does D obey her foster mother?
4. What does Neeka think Jayjones should do?
5. What reputation does the narrator have?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Neeka's family do while visiting with Tash and what does Miss Irene say about his lawyer? What does Tash tell her?
2. What kind of offers does Jayjones receive from colleges and what does he decide to do and why?
3. What is D's history with foster homes?
4. How long has the narrator known Neeka and how did they meet D?
5. What did Tash do at church before he went to prison?
6. What shocks Neeka and the narrator while listening to music and preparing for Tash's welcome home party? What do they learn about D?
7. What does D say is the reason she loves Tupac and how do the narrator and Neeka feel about what she says?
8. Who is D's foster mother, what is she like, and why does D obey her?
9. What are D, the narrator, and Neeka doing in the opening of Chapter 1 and what is "Brenda's Got a Baby" about?
10. What do Neeka and the narrator do when they come home after being with D in Chapter 11?
Essay Topic 1
Jayjones, who is Neeka's older brother, is a star basketball player at Grady High School. He aspires to play professional basketball.
1. Do you think Jayjones is wise to pin all his hopes on being drafted for pro ball? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. School athletes often have low grades because they spend too much time on sports. Defend or refute this statement in depth. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. High schools and colleges should require academic excellence from all athletes in case the athlete is unable to earn a living in his/her chosen sport. Defend or refute this statement in depth. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:
1. Compare/contrast the characters of the narrator and Neeka. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do those support each other in their friendship? Be specific and give examples.
2. Compare/contrast the characters of the narrator and D. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? What are their strengths and weaknesses? How do those support each other in their friendship? Be specific and give examples.
3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in After Tupac and D Foster how do they drive the plot and what are their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.
Essay Topic 3
D reveals how she loves Tupac because she feels he knows what extreme hunger is like and what it is to go hungry because you don't have enough money. D's friends are shocked that D had such an impoverished upbringing. Neeka assures D that her mother will always have food for D, and D is grateful.
1. Why do you think in a country as rich as America there are still people who don't have enough to eat? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
2. Given the fact that the narrator's mother works long hours to support them and where they live, why do you think the narrator and Neeka are shocked to find out about D's life? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
3. Discuss in depth the following statement: Every human being has the right to enough food to eat.
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