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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. Who does Tyrone say he had "figured him for a lightweight do-gooder who would last about five minutes in this neighborhood"?
(a) Wesley.
(b) Mr. Ward.
(c) Steve.
(d) Raynard.

2. Who sends Lupe a note to ask if she's okay in "Lupe"?
(a) Tyrone.
(b) Leslie.
(c) Raul.
(d) Sheila.

3. What caused the death of Porscha Johnson's mother in the narrative?
(a) Drug overdose.
(b) Drive-by shooting.
(c) Stabbing.
(d) Suicide.

4. What team does Devon say they are playing tonight in "Devon"?
(a) St. Mary's.
(b) Camden.
(c) Bronx Science.
(d) Cherry Hill.

5. What friend of Tanisha's does she say is also light-skinned in "Tanisha Scott"?
(a) Porscha.
(b) Gloria.
(c) Sterling.
(d) Judianne.

Short Answer Questions

1. In "El Noche," the author writes of the earth being hollow as a what?

2. When was Langston Hughes born?

3. What does Wesley say his friend wants to be, but doesn't think he'll live long enough to achieve it in "Wesley Bad Boy Boone"?

4. Janelle wishes she were tall and elegant like who, in "Janelle Battle"?

5. In the poem "If," the author writes "If I stood on tiptoe / reached up and sculpted / mountains from ____ / would you laugh out loud?"

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Leslie describe her life in "Leslie Lucas"? Why doesn't she feel she fits in?

2. Who does Lupe call after breaking up with her boyfriend in "Lupe"? What do they discuss?

3. How do Wesley's actions contribute to the establishment of Open Mike Fridays?

4. What led up to the friendship between Leslie and Porscha in the narrative?

5. What project does Tanisha ask Mr. Ward about in "Tanisha Scott"? What does her poem describe?

6. How does Lupe describe her home life in "Lupe"? What is the poem "Brown Hands" about?

7. How does Tanisha describe herself in "Tanisha Scott"?

8. What is the premise of "Bronx Masquerade"? What story is related through the narrative?

9. What inspires Devon to become open about his passions in "Devon"?

10. How does Tyrone describe his life in "Tyrone Bittings"?

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