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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. What does the newspaper headline say which Mr. Ward brings and shows the class?
(a) "Inner City Gold."
(b) "Youthful Talent."
(c) "Creativity Thrives in Poor Neighborhood."
(d) "Student Poets Bloom in the Bronx."
2. How old is the person who asked Janelle to marry him in "Janelle"?
3. In his commentary on "Ode to Stone," Tyrone says "Man! That girl is as cold as" what?
(a) "A canadian winter."
(b) "The ice in my freezer."
(c) "The arctic tundra."
(d) "The snow on the ground."
4. Who tells Lupe that she envies her in "Lupe"?
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 newspaper does Steve say is sending a reporter to cover Open Mike Fridays in "Steve Ericson"?
2. Whose daughter does Amy envy in "Amy Moscowitz"?
3. Where did Lupe go on her date over the weekend in "Lupe"?
4. Lupe think that she wants to be what when she finishes school in "Lupe"?
5. What is the clean drawer labeled in the poem "Imagine"?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Amy say she became tough in "Amy Moscowitz"?
2. What does Diondra's father become furious about in "Diondra"? What does she leave him in the hopes he will begin to understand her?
3. How does Raynard feel about schoolwork in "Raynard Patterson"?
4. What kind of poem is performed by Tyrone, Wesley and Sterling in the narrative?
5. What does Sheila say she wants to change her name to in "Sheila Gamberoni"? What is the reaction of the teacher and class?
6. How does Sheila explain her desire to change her name in "Sheila Gamberoni" and her poem?
7. What does Porscha's character represent symbolically in the narrative? How does her character relate to Chankara's?
8. What is Sheila caught doing by Wesley in "Sheila"? What is her reaction?
9. What commentary does Tyrone contribute after the reading of "Private Puzzle"?
10. How has Janelle's self esteem changed in the narrative before she reads "The Door"?
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