The Basketball Diaries Quiz | Four Week Quiz A

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 3.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Jim offer a joint to in the winter of 1964?
(a) A group of homeless men in an alley.
(b) Some older teens hanging out at the basketball court.
(c) His mom.
(d) Freddie C.

2. What does the old lady on the bus tell Jim will happen in a month?
(a) She will see her grandchildren.
(b) He will die.
(c) The war will end.
(d) He will fall in love.

3. Why does someone run for Brother Kenneth during Billy's seizure?
(a) He will say a prayer for him.
(b) He is the school nurse.
(c) He is used to handling them.
(d) He is related to Billy.

4. What does Jim say his eyes feel like when sniffing cleaning fluid?
(a) Needles.
(b) A cloud.
(c) A roaring fire.
(d) Bowling balls.

5. Who gets beat in the winter of 1964 for cheating on a religion quiz?
(a) Jim.
(b) Vinnie.
(c) Ronnie.
(d) Mikey Benavisti.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Jim describe the guys in his new neighborhood?

2. What is Jim's motivation for getting along with his cousin's friends in Manhattan?

3. What substance does Jim try that he thinks is non-addictive?

4. Where does Jim have a summer job?

5. What does Jim do on the eve of Halloween that leads to a beating?

(see the answer key)

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