After Tupac and D Foster Test | 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 does Jayjones tell D about pretty girls and eating?

2. What is the narrator's normal demeanor?

3. Who is Digital Underground?

4. What racial heritage is D?

5. Why might the boys like D better than Neeka or the narrator?

Short Essay Questions

1. For what does the narrator have a reputation?

2. What does Tupac's death make the narrator think about and what is the rest of the book about?

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

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

5. Who is D's foster mother, what is she like, and why does D obey her?

6. What does Neeka interrogate D about when they meet and why did D come to their street?

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

8. What does D say looking at Tupac does to her?

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

10. For whom is Albert named and why does the narrator question this choice?

Essay Topics

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

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze one major theme of After Tupac and D Foster. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of After Tupac and D Foster. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in After Tupac and D Foster? Which theme in After Tupac and D Foster speaks to you the most in your life? Why?

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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