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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 biggest dream?
2. Why do Neeka and the narrator quit what they are doing?
3. In Chapter 1, what are the girls doing in the beginning of the chapter?
4. About how old were the three girl friends when Tupac was shot?
5. On what day are Neeka and the narrator outside?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator say about Tupac Shakur and getting shot in the prologue?
2. What is Neeka's mother like, what is her name and how does she feel about D when she first meets D?
3. What do the narrator and Neeka dream about when they listen to Tupac's music and how old are they?
4. 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?
5. What does Jayjones bring home for the girls to eat and what does he say to D about the food?
6. Who is Jayjones, why is he known at school and what does he want to do with his life?
7. What other children are in Neeka's family and how many of them are there?
8. What are the narrator and Neeka trying to teach the younger children and how does that end?
9. What does Tupac's death make the narrator think about and what is the rest of the book about?
10. Who is D's foster mother, what is she like, and why does D obey her?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
There are a number of interesting questions raised by this book. Questions that most likely Butler wanted the readers to consider and think through carefully. Discuss the following:
1. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the author's agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Woodson's probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
Essay Topic 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think After Tupac and D Foster is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
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.
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