The Basketball Diaries Quiz | Four Week Quiz B

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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Part 9.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Why does Jim stay after school until 4:30 on the day of his friend's wake?
(a) He is waiting for a ride home.
(b) He has to clean desks for cutting class.
(c) He joins the math club.
(d) There is a meeting for the basketball team.

2. What does Jim think a requirement seems to be for attending Communist Party meetings?
(a) Being ugly.
(b) Being young.
(c) Being against the war.
(d) Being smart.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What does Bobby Blake give away on the street that draws a crowd?

3. What does Jim's gym class mainly do at Central Park?

4. What does Jim say the junkies shove in their mouths?

5. Who does Jim's team play in the first game of the season?

(see the answer key)

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