Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does the bus driver think that black people are always doing?

2. Where is Socrates when the police arrest him?

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

4. What did the man hit with his car?

5. Who does Socrates write a letter to?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Choose two of the following people and outline their influence on Socrate's life:

1) Theresa

2) Darryl

3) His mother

4) Muriel

Essay Topic 2

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 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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