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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 is the news about Tash?
2. What does Neeka fear?
3. Where does Tash spend a few weeks?
4. To what point does the narration move forward in Chapter 10?
5. Who is Randall?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the narrator's mother give her for her birthday?
2. What does Tash tell Jayjones about crime?
3. How does Miss Irene react to the photographer in Chapter 15?
4. How does the narrator feel about the amphitheater and what do the girls do on the stage?
5. What does Neeka complain about on the way to the prison and what does she think she can do about it?
6. What happens to Tupac after he recovers, how does the narrator feel about the evidence and to what does she relate it?
7. How does Neeka's family enter the prison and how do they feel about the guards?
8. What has D learned about her real mother and how does she feel about it?
9. What does Neeka's family do while visiting with Tash and what does Miss Irene say about his lawyer? What does Tash tell her?
10. Where does D have the girls get off the bus and how do they feel about entering the place where she has brought them?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Titles often play a vital role in making a person decide to read a particular book. Discuss the following:
1. Fully explain why you think After Tupac and D Foster is titled as such. Do you think it is the best title for the book? Why or why not? Can you think of a better title? Why would you choose it?
2. How important is a title in influencing you to consider reading a book? Explain your answer.
3. Do you think a title needs to have direct relevance to a book's content? Explain your answer.
4. Have you ever read a book that when you finished, you do not understand the relevance of the title? Does it discourage you from "trusting" that particular author again?
Essay Topic 3
Chapter eleven is perhaps the most important chapter in the book. Its central event involves the three girls disobeying their mothers' orders not to leave the block. This act is literally and figuratively evidence of maturation. The maturation culminates in a personal transformation Neeka and the narrator feel when they are on the stage of the amphitheater. They announce "We're here!" as if proclaiming their entrance into adulthood. Examining the symbolism of the setting, the girls have finally gone from mere onlookers in life to the doers, the actors, on stage.
1. Discuss, in depth, the symbolism in the scene from the amphitheater. Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
2. Why do you think the narrator and Neeka disobeying their mothers might be evidence of maturation? Students may consider the act of baby birds flying from the nest. Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
3. Why do you think the narrator said she felt "whole" for the first time when the girls were at the amphitheater? Use examples from After Tupac and D Foster to illustrate and support your answer.
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