The Basketball Diaries Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Jim threaten to do if the person he robs yells for the cops?

2. Who does Jim get stuck with as a roommate during the National High School All-Star Basketball trip?

3. Why does Jim end up at Riker's Island Juvenile Reformatory?

4. Where does Jim go to play in the National High School All-Star Basketball game?

5. Who catches Bobby Blake on a stool at Gussie's Soda Fountain?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is a "war baby?" Why does Jim believe he is paying for a war he was not alive for? Discuss how war affects future generations.

Essay Topic 2

How does Jim express his confidence over the course of the book? How does he show or hide his weakness?

Essay Topic 3

How are teachers portrayed in the diaries? How is education portrayed? What feelings or experiences might explain Jim's fantasy of bringing a gun to school?

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