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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 reminds Socrates of his aunt?
2. Who does RIght tell Charla he is going south to visit?
3. Who dies when Sally was 12?
4. Why does Socrates want to work more shifts at work?
5. What is the name of the house Socrates checks for Theresa's letter?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Socrates tell Theresa in his letter to her?
2. What does Bruce tell Socrates he would do if he knew a man that had murdered two people?
3. What does Socrates do with the reward money?
4. Why does Socrates think that Ponzelle started the fire?
5. How does Socrates stop Philip and his two friends from hurting Darryl?
6. Why does Socrates stay at home during the riots?
7. What does Socrates dream about his mother at the end of the chapter?
8. How does Socrates' boss react when he arrives back at work?
9. What does Right tell Socrates at the bus stop?
10. How does Socrates help Roland when he is dying?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What events in Socrates' early life influenced him to lead a life of violence? How different would Socrates' life have been if she was from a more secure background?
Essay Topic 2
Aside from the main character, examine the way Mosley uses the other characters in the book. When does he introduce and take them away from the story? What effect does it have on the story?
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 678 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)