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
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 2
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 3
Jayjones arrives anxious and out of breath. He had been exercising in the park and a cop stopped him, presumably because he is black and the racist cop believed he was running from a crime. Jayjones believes a mere suit and a college education do not prevent pervasive racism.
1. Police officers stopping minorities more often than whites is called racial profiling. What measures do you think should be taken to prevent racial profiling? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
2. What would you do if you were Jayjones and stopped by the police for no reason? Discuss your options in depth.
3. Do you think Jayjones is correct that a suit and college education does not stop racism? Why or why not? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
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