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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is coaching Jack?
2. How does Jack respond to Smitty?
3. What does Jack believe took much out of his mother?
4. What happens as Clara starts to cry?
5. How does Jack react when Ellie tells him to stop dancing and singing?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Jack throws the fight.
Part 1) Why does he throw the fight? How does this represent the black community?
Part 2) How does he leave his opponent? Why is this significant?
Part 3) What does this say about Jack and his life from here on out? Use the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Jack's last fight is rigged.
Part 1) How does this come about? Why is this fight rigged?
Part 2) What does this rigged fight symbolize?
Part 3) Why does Jack accept this rigged fight? What does this reveal about his character at this point in the story?
Essay Topic 3
Ellie commits suicide.
Part 1) Why does she commit suicide? What foreshadows her suicide?
Part 2) How does her suicide affect Jack? Why does it affect him this way?
Part 3) Is her suicide necessary to this plot and to changes in Jack's character? Why or why not?
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