Jazmin's Notebook Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where is Jazmin when a gunfight breaks out in her neighborhood?

2. Why do the girls have a poker party?

3. On what streets does Jazmin's family live when she is born?

4. Where is the card game set up?

5. What did Jazmin not have to do that evening?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jazmin say Amsterdam Avenue will fool you?

2. When does Jazmin think that people will learn to spell her name correctly?

3. Why does CeCe hear her parent's argument?

4. Describe Timothy.

5. Who is Aunt Sarah?

6. What does CeCe say when Jazmin asks for contacts?

7. Why does CeCe tell Jazmin she is beautiful?

8. How does Jazmin describe the Garden of Eden Bar and Grill?

9. What does Jazmin think about God?

10. Why are there no photos of Jazmin as a child?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Consider the theme of racism as presented in the novel. How is Jazmin impacted by others' opinion of her based on her skin color? How does she try to overcome this bias?

Essay Topic 2

What is Aunt Sarah's role in the novel?

Essay Topic 3

Discuss the significance of pictures and memories in Jazmin's book. Although Jazmin had no one to take pictures of her as a child, how is she making her own pictures? How does she hold on to memories?

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