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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. How does Neeka's mother feel about D when she first meets her?

2. How did Jayjones get his nickname?

3. What does Neeka think Jayjones should do?

4. Where was Tupac's mother when she was pregnant with him?

5. What does the narrator wonder about Tupac and the song about Brenda?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. What does the narrator say about Tupac Shakur and getting shot in the prologue?

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

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

5. What is Neeka's mother like, what is her name and how does she feel about D when she first meets D?

6. For what does the narrator have a reputation?

7. What does the narrator's mother question her about concerning D, what is the narrator's response and then her mother's response to the narrator's answer?

8. What does Jayjones bring home for the girls to eat and what does he say to D about the food?

9. How do the narrator and Neeka feel about Tupac?

10. What does Jayjones tell the girls about him and Tupac?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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?

Essay Topic 2

The narrator doesn't know who her own father is, either. Mama expresses regret for the narrator not having a father. Some days Mama looks sadly out the window, and the narrator can tell she's thinking of what could have been.

1. Do you think most of the characters in this book regret something in their past? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book.

2. How do you think not knowing her father has affected the narrator's life and her feelings about herself and others? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think dwelling on the past and what might have been can negatively impact the present? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Miss Irene mildly objects to her son Tash's "fabulous" and outrageously effeminate behavior, wishing to spare her younger children from his influence. Tash only wishes to be who is he is and not hide. This creates a moment of tension in the narrative. But in the end, Miss Irene's love for her son overcomes her objections. Tash's injustice is borne more from homophobia than racism, providing another dimension to the discussion of discrimination.

1. Do you think Tash's behavior influences his younger brothers and sister? Why or why not? Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.

2. Discuss your agreement with one of the following statements, using examples from the book to support your discussion:

Tash behaving as he does indicates he is emotionally and mentally healthy for accepting himself as he is.

Tash behaving as he does is inconsiderate of his mother's feelings and a negative example for his younger siblings.

3. Discuss the mental and emotional effects on a person who has to hide who he/she is. Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.

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