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) Kevin.
(b) Yogi.
(c) Poo.
(d) Muffy.

2. Where does Jim's basketball team go for the play-off series?
(a) Brooklyn.
(b) Long Beach.
(c) The lower east side.
(d) Harlem.

3. Who do Willie and Jim look for on the beach in Long Beach?
(a) Benny Greenbaum.
(b) Tom Miggrello.
(c) Tom McNulty.
(d) The Celia sisters.

4. Who offers Jim a ride as far as 181st after his train breaks down?
(a) Lang.
(b) An Irishman.
(c) A police officer.
(d) A news truck driver.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. What do "some dopey private school chicks" try to pass off as grass to Jim and Jimmy Mancole?

2. When does Jim's dad get home from work each day?

3. What does Jim say is growing in this country?

4. In the fall of 1965, what becomes a regular weekend activity for Jim and his friends?

5. Who applauds for Jim after he jumps into the Harlem River?

(see the answer key)

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