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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. What makes James different from Victor, Tony, and Gary?
2. What else do Theresa and her family and visitor enjoy along with their snacks?
3. What gift does James give Theresa for Christmas?
4. What was Theresa's final prayer?
5. Who gets thrown out of the party Theresa and her date attend?
Short Essay Questions
1. Discuss the use of marijuana in Theresa's life when she lives in Manhattan.
2. Discuss the confrontation between Rose and Theresa.
3. Discuss Ali's formula for happiness. How does this conflict with his former wife?
4. What is Theresa's relationship with Victor?
5. Discuss Tony's background and family.
6. Katherine looks to Theresa as someone to whom she can confess. What does Katherine confess in the November after Theresa moves away from the Bronx?
7. Why does Theresa decide to leave the Bronx?
8. Discuss how Theresa feels when she sees Tony waiting for her after school and why she feels that way.
9. Discuss Theresa's Thanksgiving Day depression.
10. Discuss the first time James and Theresa make love.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write a character description of Theresa. Was she the a major or minor character? Protagonist or antagonist? Support your answer with specific evidence form the story.
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the differences between major and minor characters in literature. Discuss Theresa as a major character and select two other characters to analyze as minor characters. How does Theresa fit the definition of major character? How do the minor characters fit the definition?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss in detail the author's inspiration for this novel. Talk about the real life situation that was the basis of the book. How was the author personally involved in the real life incident?
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