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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 racial heritage is D?
2. Of what is the rapper Tupac accused?
3. What do Neeka and the narrator hear on the radio?
4. Why do Neeka and the narrator quit what they are doing?
5. What makes the narrator jealous of D?
Short Essay Questions
1. For what does the narrator have a reputation?
2. What other children are in Neeka's family and how many of them are there?
3. What does Jayjones bring home for the girls to eat and what does he say to D about the food?
4. Who is Neeka's other brother and why do Neeka and the narrator dislike the homophobic rap songs? Where is this brother?
5. What are D, the narrator, and Neeka doing in the opening of Chapter 1 and what is "Brenda's Got a Baby" about?
6. How do the narrator and Neeka feel about Tupac?
7. What do the narrator and Neeka envy about D and what does Neeka ask D to bring the next time she comes?
8. What do the narrator and Neeka dream about when they listen to Tupac's music and how old are they?
9. Who is Jayjones, why is he known at school and what does he want to do with his life?
10. When does D come back and what happens when the girls begin to jump rope?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 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
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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