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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. How does the day end in Chapter 1?

2. In what condition is Jayjones when he arrives?

3. How do the narrator and Neeka feel about D?

4. According to the narrator what kind of clothes does D wear?

5. For what is Jayjones known?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do the narrator and Neeka hear on the news about Tupac in Chapter 7 and how do the girls react? What does the narrator's mother say about it?

2. What other children are in Neeka's family and how many of them are there?

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

4. What do the narrator and Neeka envy about D and what does Neeka ask D to bring the next time she comes?

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

6. What does the narrator and her mother discuss from the newspaper in Chapter 6 and what do they decide?

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

8. 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?

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

10. When does D come back and what happens when the girls begin to jump rope?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

It is clear the girls love Tupac because he "speaks their language." He speaks about issues that affect them or people they know, such as racism, poverty, teen pregnancy, and the complicated nature of the relationship between mother and child.

1. This book takes place in the middle 1990's. Do you think racism is still a big issue in America at that time? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

2. Discuss the correlation between poverty and teen pregnancy. This may require research. Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

3. Why do you think the relationship between a mother and her child or children is complicated? Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

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 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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