After Tupac and D Foster Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where does D tell them they are going?

2. What does Neeka say about Tash?

3. What is the narrator doing when she says she feels whole for the first time?

4. What happens after Tupac recovers from being shot?

5. Why do some people take on D as a foster child?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is D's history with foster homes?

2. What does Tash ask Jayjones and what does Tash say is the first thing he is going to do when he leaves prison?

3. How does Neeka's family enter the prison and how do they feel about the guards?

4. What has D learned about her real mother and how does she feel about it?

5. How does Miss Irene react to the photographer in Chapter 15?

6. What did Tash do at church before he went to prison?

7. What shocks Neeka and the narrator while listening to music and preparing for Tash's welcome home party? What do they learn about D?

8. What does Tash tell Jayjones about crime?

9. What does Tash look like when he comes into the visitation area and how does he act?

10. What does Jayjones explain to the younger children about what blacks need to do to stay out of trouble?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following:

1. Trace and analyze one major theme of After Tupac and D Foster. Consider the following: How does one character's actions portray the theme you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to that theme? Is the theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

2. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of After Tupac and D Foster. How does one character's actions portray the themes you are analyzing? How does the setting contribute to those themes? Is each theme one that you would call a "universal theme"? If so, what other book or novel that you have read also includes this theme. If not, why don't you think it is a "universal" theme?

3. What benefit is there in discussing and analyzing the themes of a work of fiction? Do you think most authors consciously develop themes in their works? Why or why not? Can there be accidental themes? What do you think is one possible "accidental" theme in After Tupac and D Foster? Which theme in After Tupac and D Foster speaks to you the most in your life? Why?

Essay Topic 2

Neeka's other brother is named Tash. The narrator calls him a "Queen" and a "sissy from day one", indicating he is a homosexual. Neeka and the narrator find the rampant homophobic lyrics in some rap songs hard to listen to, considering they love Tash.

1. What do you think are the causes of homophobia? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.

2. Tash causes his problems by being too open with his life style. He should act more masculine. Defend or refute this statement. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think discrimination against gays should be against the law? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

4. Do you think song writers should be able to say hateful things about a group of people, whether they are black or old or gay or female? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

The narrator doesn't know who her own father is, either. Mama expresses regret for the narrator not having a father. Some days Mama looks sadly out the window, and the narrator can tell she's thinking of what could have been.

1. Do you think most of the characters in this book regret something in their past? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book.

2. How do you think not knowing her father has affected the narrator's life and her feelings about herself and others? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think dwelling on the past and what might have been can negatively impact the present? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

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