After Tupac and D Foster Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the narrator endure in order to get to where they are going?

2. Why does Randall not tell his side of the story?

3. What does D vow after hearing the counselor?

4. Where do the girls make snow angels?

5. Why is the narrator hesitant about D's request?

Essay Topics

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

Tupac's mother was in jail when she was pregnant with Tupac, arrested for being a member of the militant group the Black Panthers. The girls all admire the fact that Tupac loves his mother very much, despite some fights they have. D says looking at Tupac is like looking in the mirror, and that when he sings about his mother, it's like he's singing about D's real mother, whom she does not know.

1. What issues do you think are involved with women who are pregnant and in prison? Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

2. D says looking at Tupac is like looking in the mirror, and that when he sings about his mother, it's like he's singing about D's real mother, whom she does not know. Discuss in detail what you think this statement means. Use examples from the book and your own opinion to support your answer.

3. The girls all admire the fact that Tupac loves his mother very much, despite some fights they have. Why do you think the girls believe Tupac loves his mother? Discuss the problem of a famous person's public face and his/her private face? Do you think they are different? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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