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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 the narrator's mother like?

2. How did Tupac feel about his mother?

3. Who watches the three girls jump rope?

4. What does the narrator think she read about Albert's namesake?

5. What does Tupac's death force the narrator to consider?

Short Essay Questions

1. What does D say is the reason she loves Tupac and how do the narrator and Neeka feel about what she says?

2. What are the narrator and Neeka trying to teach the younger children and how does that end?

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

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

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

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

7. Who is Neeka's other brother and why do Neeka and the narrator dislike the homophobic rap songs? Where is this brother?

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

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

Tupac's mother was in jail when she was pregnant with Tupac, arrested for being a member of the militant group the Black Panthers. The girls all admire the fact that Tupac loves his mother very much, despite some fights they have. D says looking at Tupac is like looking in the mirror, and that when he sings about his mother, it's like he's singing about D's real mother, whom she does not know.

1. What issues do you think are involved with women who are pregnant and in prison? Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

2. D says looking at Tupac is like looking in the mirror, and that when he sings about his mother, it's like he's singing about D's real mother, whom she does not know. Discuss in detail what you think this statement means. Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

3. The girls all admire the fact that Tupac loves his mother very much, despite some fights they have. Why do you think the girls believe Tupac loves his mother? Discuss the problem of a famous person's public face and his/her private face? Do you think they are different? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 2

The narrator has a reputation as a brainy nerd and the other kids tease her about her intelligence. The narrator is usually quiet and reserved and always has her nose in a book.

1. Why do you think an intelligent student would be teased by other students? Discuss the reasons in depth using examples from the book and your own life.

2. Do you think intelligent girls are teased more than boys? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Quiet students who are always reading are more intelligent than than others. Defend or refute this statement in depth. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

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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