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. Where does Jim accompany Brian's Navy friends?

2. At the end of the diary, what does Jim say he just wants to be?

3. Where does Jim go when he decides to skip school at the start of spring 1965?

4. What does Jim describe climbing on the walls at Headquarters?

5. What is Jim looking for when he opens a door to find a young German couple on the floor?

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

Essay Topic 3

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

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