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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 ask the narrator and Neeka one Friday night?
2. What does the narrator say about D's mother?
3. What does Neeka say about Tash?
4. To what point does the narration move forward in Chapter 10?
5. What does Neeka want to do?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Neeka's family do while visiting with Tash and what does Miss Irene say about his lawyer? What does Tash tell her?
2. What did Sly and a friend of his do to Tash and Randall?
3. Where does D have the girls get off the bus and how do they feel about entering the place where she has brought them?
4. How was Tash as far as dating and who did he fall for right before he went to prison, what was the man like and what did Tash convince himself about the man?
5. What happens to Tupac after he recovers, how does the narrator feel about the evidence and to what does she relate it?
6. What does Tash ask Jayjones and what does Tash say is the first thing he is going to do when he leaves prison?
7. How does the narrator feel about the amphitheater and what do the girls do on the stage?
8. What does the narrator's mother give her for her birthday?
9. What has D learned about her real mother and how does she feel about it?
10. What does Neeka complain about on the way to the prison and what does she think she can do about it?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Oftentimes, a book has more of a character-driven plot rather than action driven, and oftentimes the other way. Some books seem to balance the two. Discuss the following:
1. What do you think it means to say that a plot is character driven? Action driven?
2. How do you think a plot differs if it is character driven versus action driven?
3. Which type of plot do you find more interesting? Why?
4. Do you think it is possible to have a plot where action and character development share equal time? Why or why not.
5. What type of plot do you think After Tupac and D Foster is? Explain your response.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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