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The Basketball Diaries Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What do Jim and his friends use to attack girls on the eve of Halloween?

2. When does Jim say his parents go to church?

3. Who do Willie and Jim look for on the beach in Long Beach?

4. What does Jim say Melody looks like?

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

Short Essay Questions

1. Describe the plan Jim's friends execute to deter cops from driving on the paths at the park.

2. Why does Jim say the train toward 137th St. suddenly smells like a cattle car?

3. According to Jim, how is the game "chickie" played?

4. Why is Jim banned for the year from the dorm at NYU?

5. Why does Jim think Melody, his blind date, is strange?

6. Why does Jim think the little girl he meets might drop out of her class?

7. Why isn't Jim going to tell anyone he was in a baby powder commercial?

8. Why does Jim feel uneasy walking through Harlem with his friends?

9. How does Jim's dad respond when he tells him how the government suppresses the proletariat?

10. What clues make Jim suspect the three gentlemen in the tavern are narcotics cops?

Essay Topics

Why is Jim unwilling to hustle at Yankee Stadium, when he hustles on the street? Discuss the skills he uses in both of these worlds.

How does being an athlete help Jim fit in? How does a good reputation as an athlete create opportunities for Jim?

How do adults positively influence the "characters" in the book? How do they negatively affect them?

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