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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. In the poem "The Door," the author asks if the reader's heart is like what, too?
(a) An onion.
(b) A pineapple.
(c) A strawberry.
(d) A potato.
2. Where was author Nikki Grimes born?
(a) Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.
(b) Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(c) Harlem, New York.
(d) Boston, Massachusets.
3. Who does Sheila write must love puzzles in "Private Puzzle"?
(b) The president.
4. In "Ode to Stone," the author writes "Let me be _____ / and I promise / I'll show you how to take / a shellacking."
5. In his commentary after the poem "The Door," Tyrone says the newspaper said the poetry was what in addition to "rich in positive messages"?
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Raynard say is his mother's favorite saying in "Raynard Patterson"?
2. What musical instrument did Steve's dad play when he was Steve's age, in "Steve Ericson"?
3. What is the last line of "The Door"?
4. Who does Porscha say came close to killing her more than once in "Porscha Johnson"?
5. Who does Tyrone say is right in thinking something is wrong with Sheila in "Tyrone"?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Porscha describe gaining her reputation in "Porscha Johnson"?
2. How does the character of Diondra view conditional and unconditional love?
3. What commentary does Tyrone contribute after the reading of "Private Puzzle"?
4. What determination is expressed in "Doubtless"? How does this reflect Steve's life?
5. What is Sheila caught doing by Wesley in "Sheila"? What is her reaction?
6. How does Sheila explain her desire to change her name in "Sheila Gamberoni" and her poem?
7. Where does Lupe say she wants to go to college in "Lupe"? Why?
8. Who is Amy envious of in "Amy Moscowitz"? Who gives Amy advice about jealousy?
9. What happens at the assembly at the end of the school year, as described by Tyrone?
10. What passion motivates Steve in "Steve Ericson"?
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