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. Why does Jim say his hair is long?

2. Why do the police show up at Shlink's party?

3. Where does Jim recover after he leaves the movie theater?

4. What do Jim and Al Dolan steal from the American Legion Post on 207th St.?

5. What does each person Jim meets at Blimpie's sandwich shop ask him?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Jim show his identity? How does his identity change over the course of his teen years?

Essay Topic 2

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?

Essay Topic 3

How is Jim a loyal friend? What decisions does he make that show this quality?

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