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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 does D say about a counselor's statement in a group home?
2. What is the news about Tash?
3. What does the narrator compare herself to regarding her height?
4. Who is Tash?
5. Who is Flo?
Short Essay Questions
1. What do Neeka and the narrator do when they come home after being with D in Chapter 11?
2. What does Tash look like when he comes into the visitation area and how does he act?
3. Who was Tash's music teacher and what did he think of Tash's playing?
4. What does Tash tell Jayjones about crime?
5. What does the narrator's mother give her for her birthday?
6. What does Jayjones explain to the younger children about what blacks need to do to stay out of trouble?
7. What has D learned about her real mother and how does she feel about it?
8. What did Tash do at church before he went to prison?
9. What does Tash ask Jayjones and what does Tash say is the first thing he is going to do when he leaves prison?
10. How does the narrator feel about the amphitheater and what do the girls do on the stage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the following:
1. What is a plot? What are the most important elements of a plot and their definition? Do all novels have a plot? Why or why not?
2. Write a brief synopsis of the plot of After Tupac and D Foster, identifying where the various elements of the plot occur (Exposition, rising action, climax, falling action, resolution or denouement). Do you find it difficult to identify the plot? Why or why not? What about the various elements of the plot?
3. Identify the major sub-plots and their elements (They may not contain every element of a major plot). Do the sub-plots add to the main plot? Why or why not. Are the sub-plots interesting in and of themselves? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
Jayjones arrives anxious and out of breath. He had been exercising in the park and a cop stopped him, presumably because he is black and the racist cop believed he was running from a crime. Jayjones believes a mere suit and a college education do not prevent pervasive racism.
1. Police officers stopping minorities more often than whites is called racial profiling. What measures do you think should be taken to prevent racial profiling? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
2. What would you do if you were Jayjones and stopped by the police for no reason? Discuss your options in depth.
3. Do you think Jayjones is correct that a suit and college education does not stop racism? Why or why not? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.
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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