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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is Chente Ramirez?
2. Who does Luis find out is pregnant?
3. Who discovers that Luis has been writing a book?
4. What does Luis find out about Roberta shortly after he begins to like her?
5. Who takes a beating to join the Lomas?
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contract the relationship between Luis and his mother with the relationship he has with his father. Does he blame his father for his mother's hard life? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 2
What is the community's response to the escalation of gang violence, and how does it help or hurt Luis?
Essay Topic 3
How does the story of the woman yelling at Luis's family at Will Rogers park play a role in Luis's decision to join a gang? What kinds of feelings did the woman prompt in Luis that stay with him throughout his life?
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