Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned 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. What does Socrates want to buy from Blackbird?

2. Who replies to Socrates' letter to Theresa?

3. What does Burke want Socrates to get for him?

4. What does Right say he is afraid of?

5. What was the name of Sally's dog?

Short Essay Questions

1. What do Socrates and Right do at Dilley's

2. How does Socrates stop Philip and his two friends from hurting Darryl?

3. How did the bookshop change Socrates?

4. Why does Roland not like Socrates?

5. Why can Socrates not wave goodbye to Right?

6. How does Socrates talk Right out of killing himself with a gun?

7. How does Socrates' boss react when he arrives back at work?

8. What does Socrates tell Theresa in his letter to her?

9. Why is Socrates concerned about his job?

10. Why does Socrates stay at home during the riots?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mosely wrote ALWAYS OUTNUMBERED, ALWAYS OUTGUNNED in 1997. Choose one of the following options and discuss how African Americans' lives have improved since then.

1) Living conditions.

2) Representation in the media.

3) Employment.

Essay Topic 2

What major events had a profound effect on Socrates' life and how did they change him? What does Socrates still have to learn by the end of the book?

Essay Topic 3

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?

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