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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. How many more years of high school does Steve have to go in "Steve Ericson"?
2. In "Self-Portrait: A Poem for my Father," the author writes that she is what?
3. In "Ode to Stone," the author writes "Let me be _____ / and I promise / I'll show you how to take / a shellacking."
4. Porscha describes slamming her lunch tray down on the table across from who in "Porscha Johnson"?
5. What setting is described in the poem "Ode to Stone"?
Short Essay Questions
1. What commentary does Tyrone contribute after the reading of "Private Puzzle"?
2. What does Sheila say she wants to change her name to in "Sheila Gamberoni"? What is the reaction of the teacher and class?
3. What metaphors does Janelle use in the poem "The Door"?
4. What happens at the assembly at the end of the school year, as described by Tyrone?
5. What does Mai Tren represent symbolically in the narrative?
6. How does the character of Diondra view conditional and unconditional love?
7. Who is Amy envious of in "Amy Moscowitz"? Who gives Amy advice about jealousy?
8. What kind of poem is performed by Tyrone, Wesley and Sterling in the narrative?
9. What does Porscha's character represent symbolically in the narrative? How does her character relate to Chankara's?
10. Where does Lupe say she wants to go to college in "Lupe"? Why?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Analyze the poem "For the Record" and the character of Tanisha in the narrative. What archetype does Tanisha fill in the class?
Essay Topic 2
Analyze the characters of Wesley and Tyrone and discuss the narrative style of the novel. How does the author distinguish between the different voices in the narrative?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the character of Leslie in the narrative. How is Leslie different from the other characters? What motivates her?
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