The Basketball Diaries Quiz | One Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 8.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Which friend does not manage to get a seat on the train?
(a) Poo.
(b) Yogi.
(c) Muffy.
(d) Kevin.

2. What event triggers Jim's war paranoia?
(a) An argument.
(b) A news report.
(c) An explosion.
(d) A blackout.

3. Willie goes to the beach to wash what out of his hair?
(a) Blood.
(b) Ketchup.
(c) Soda.
(d) Pizza.

4. Who does Jim say was gunned down at a ballroom near 163rd?
(a) Wilt Chamberlain.
(b) James Bond.
(c) Abe Lincoln.
(d) Malcolm X.

5. Who applauds for Jim after he jumps into the Harlem River?
(a) Sightseers on a boat.
(b) Some girls swimming nearby.
(c) Danny and John.
(d) Fat Eddie.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Jim go after the game against Horace Mann?

2. What does Jim suggest as an alternative to speeches at the marches?

3. Why do the police show up at Shlink's party?

4. Who does Jim talk to about what he learns at the Communist Party meeting?

5. What do Jim and friends call the huge rock they jump off of in the Bronx?

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