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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. On what day are Neeka and the narrator outside?
2. In Chapter 4, what regret does the narrator's mother express?
3. Who is Digital Underground?
4. Of what does Jayjones accuse Neeka?
5. How many times was Tupac shot the first time he was shot?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is Neeka's mother like, what is her name and how does she feel about D when she first meets D?
2. Who is Jayjones, why is he known at school and what does he want to do with his life?
3. What are D, the narrator, and Neeka doing in the opening of Chapter 1 and what is "Brenda's Got a Baby" about?
4. For whom is Albert named and why does the narrator question this choice?
5. 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?
6. What does Neeka interrogate D about when they meet and why did D come to their street?
7. What does the narrator and her mother discuss from the newspaper in Chapter 6 and what do they decide?
8. What does Jayjones tell the girls about him and Tupac?
9. How long has the narrator known Neeka and how did they meet D?
10. What does the narrator say about Tupac Shakur and getting shot in the prologue?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
Jayjones, who is Neeka's older brother, is a star basketball player at Grady High School. He aspires to play professional basketball.
1. Do you think Jayjones is wise to pin all his hopes on being drafted for pro ball? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
2. School athletes often have low grades because they spend too much time on sports. Defend or refute this statement in depth. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
3. High schools and colleges should require academic excellence from all athletes in case the athlete is unable to earn a living in his/her chosen sport. Defend or refute this statement in depth. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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