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 get stuck with as a roommate during the National High School All-Star Basketball trip?

2. Why does Jim walk up sixteen flights of stairs to Benny's apartment?

3. Who does Jim see directing traffic at a six-way intersection?

4. Why does Jim say his hair is long?

5. How much does Jim's medical treatment cost?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What struggles does Jim face in overcoming his drug use? How has the use affected him physically? How has it affected him mentally?

Essay Topic 2

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

Essay Topic 3

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.

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