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. Who does Jim believe has ratted on him for taking drugs before basketball games?

2. Who does Jimmy Dantone tell Jim is after them?

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

4. What happens at the bar after Jim and his friends order screwdrivers?

5. How does the daily drug use make Jim's eyes feel?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why does Jim become disillusioned with the peace movement? Why does he believe that leaders are not needed? What type of change does he suggest?

Essay Topic 2

How does the abuse Jim experiences at Riker's compare to the harsh reality of his everyday life on the streets? What psychological problems might he face as a result of his experiences?

Essay Topic 3

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.

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