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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. Why are the narrator and Neeka jealous of D right off?
2. In Chapter 1, to where does the narrator flashback?
3. Why does the narrator's mother question her about D?
4. Why might the boys like D better than Neeka or the narrator?
5. Why was Albert named as he was?
Short Essay Questions
1. Who is Neeka's other brother and why do Neeka and the narrator dislike the homophobic rap songs? Where is this brother?
2. 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?
3. How does D describe herself and why do Neeka and the narrator envy her? What does D envy about Neeka?
4. What does Jayjones bring home for the girls to eat and what does he say to D about the food?
5. What does the narrator say about Tupac Shakur and getting shot in the prologue?
6. What do the narrator and Neeka envy about D and what does Neeka ask D to bring the next time she comes?
7. How long has the narrator known Neeka and how did they meet D?
8. How do the narrator and Neeka feel about Tupac?
9. What does Neeka interrogate D about when they meet and why did D come to their street?
10. What do the narrator and Neeka dream about when they listen to Tupac's music and how old are they?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?
2. Analyze and discuss After Tupac and D Foster based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if After Tupac and D Foster is a successful novel.
3. Do you think the fact that After Tupac and D Foster is a youth book changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.
Essay Topic 2
Chapter eleven is perhaps the most important chapter in the book. Its central event involves the three girls disobeying their mothers' orders not to leave the block. This act is literally and figuratively evidence of maturation. The maturation culminates in a personal transformation Neeka and the narrator feel when they are on the stage of the amphitheater. They announce "We're here!" as if proclaiming their entrance into adulthood. Examining the symbolism of the setting, the girls have finally gone from mere onlookers in life to the doers, the actors, on stage.
1. Discuss, in depth, the symbolism in the scene from the amphitheater. Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
2. Why do you think the narrator and Neeka disobeying their mothers might be evidence of maturation? Students may consider the act of baby birds flying from the nest. Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
3. Why do you think the narrator said she felt "whole" for the first time when the girls were at the amphitheater? Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
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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