What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day 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. What do Eddie, Joyce and Ava do to ensure Imani's safety when with her mother?

2. Why does Ava worry that she has gone from HIV positive to full blown AIDS?

3. What worries Joyce about the break-ins?

4. How is the issue finally resolved?

5. What do Joyce and Ava find in the house?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Joyce asks for the opportunity to address the boys herself. Joyce symbolizes the compassion and understanding that is so lacking in the lives of these kids, whose futures seem dim if they don't receive some sort of positive intervention.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think compassion is more powerful than punishment in changing a person? Why or why not?

3. If your house was vandalized by kids what would you want to do about it?

Essay Topic 2

After all the lessons and social commentary throughout the book, the author finishes with the most hopeful one of all: the fact that there are possibilities for new beginnings.

1. What do you think is meant by this statement? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

2. Describe a new beginning you or someone you know has had. Show how it might relate to the characters in this book.

3. Why do you think beginning a new path in life takes courage? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 3

Eddie succumbed to the lowest depths of the drug and street lifestyle and ended up committing murder, for which he paid with ten years of his life. Fortunately, Eddie had found redemption after adversity, though there is also a sense that Eddie still walks a fine line to maintain his forward focus.

1. What do you think is meant by redemption after adversity? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

2. Why do you think Eddie still walks a fine line to maintain his forward focus? Use examples from the book to support your answer.

3. Why do you think people like Eddie decide to change and are able to do so? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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