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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 name of the house Socrates checks for Theresa's letter?
2. Who does Socrates dream of in this chapter?
3. Why can't Socrates wave goodbye to Right?
4. What does the billboard fall on top of?
5. Where is Socrates when the police arrest him?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does the bus driver tell Socrates about the lives of colored people?
2. How does Darryl react when Socrates takes him to live with the MacDaniels?
3. What does Socrates tell Theresa in his letter to her?
4. What does Socrates do with the reward money?
5. What does Right tell Socrates at the bus stop?
6. What does Theresa's mother say in her letter to Socrates?
7. What do Socrates and Right do at Dilley's
8. How does Socrates help Roland when he is dying?
9. How does Socrates stop Philip and his two friends from hurting Darryl?
10. What does Socrates tell Shreve in the cafe?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Examine violence in the novel.
1) How do the characters in the novel view violence?
2) Do the characters need to be violent to cope in the world that Mosley portrays?
3) How did the public react to the novel's violence when it was first published? How would the public react to a similar book today?
Essay Topic 2
Choose one of the following and discuss how it affects the tone of the novel and helps to express character and theme:
2) Point of view
Essay Topic 3
Write a 500-word essay revolving around one of the following statements:
1) Socrates proves that on such occasions violence is right.
2) Socrates protects Darryl because he sees a bit of himself in him.
This section contains 659 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)