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 does Joyce develop for the Sewing Circus?

2. What does Gerry do about the information?

3. Why does Ava run out of the house when Eddie asks her to marry him?

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

5. In what three areas does Joyce want to deal with in the Circus?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Gerry Anderson's returning the AIDS pamphlets symbolizes the ignorance and denial of many who would be in a position to help and possibly save lives.

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 AIDS education should be taught to high school students? Why or why not?

3. What do you think is the best way for young people to learn about and avoid AIDS?

Essay Topic 2

Time has also taken its toll on the lives of those closest to Ava, and we learn of the difficulties suffered by Joyce, Joyce and Ava's mother, Eddie and even Ava herself. Their stories are different, but the theme of success in spite of adversity is starting to emerge through the glimpses of character that the author reveals in these early chapters.

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

2. Do you think adversity can make a person try harder to be successful? Why or why not?

3. Do you think Ava, Joyce and Eddie's lives are any more difficult than most people's? Why or why not?

Essay Topic 3

Cleage makes the case for an alternate view on the stereotypes assigned to black people by introducing people like Joyce, Ava and Eddie, whose goodness may be challenged at times but is always at the core of what they do.

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

2. What do you think people can do to not judge others by stereotypes? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

3. How do you think stereotypes get started and how can they be stopped? Use examples from the text and your own life to support your answer.

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