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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. Why does the narrator's mother question her about D?

2. Who hassles Jayjones?

3. What do Neeka and the narrator decide?

4. What does the narrator think Mama is thinking of when Mama looks sadly out the window?

5. What is D's foster mother's name?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the narrator and Neeka hear on the news about Tupac in Chapter 7 and how do the girls react? What does the narrator's mother say about it?

2. What do the narrator and Neeka envy about D and what does Neeka ask D to bring the next time she comes?

3. What other children are in Neeka's family and how many of them are there?

4. Who is Jayjones, why is he known at school and what does he want to do with his life?

5. What do the narrator and Neeka dream about when they listen to Tupac's music and how old are they?

6. How does D describe herself and why do Neeka and the narrator envy her? What does D envy about Neeka?

7. What does Neeka say to Jayjones when he tells her what happened to him at the park?

8. What are D, the narrator, and Neeka doing in the opening of Chapter 1 and what is "Brenda's Got a Baby" about?

9. Why does Jayjones arrive at the house breathless in Chapter 5?

10. What does the narrator think about Tupac and the song "Brenda's Got a Baby"?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Butler wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:

1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Woodson's probable agenda concerning that idea.

2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?

3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the following:

1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?

2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of After Tupac and D Foster, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?

3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?

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