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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. In "The Juvenile Tank," how does Kody respond to the questions the police ask him in the hospital?
(a) He purposely pretends to misunderstand their questions.
(b) He says that Mickey Mouse shot him.
(c) He refuses to answer their questions.
(d) He says that he cannot remember what happened.

2. In "Can't Stop, Won't Stop," who does Kody see get booked for murder when he arrives back in jail after returning to the hospital?
(a) His brother.
(b) Muhammad.
(c) Tray Ball.
(d) Crazy De.

3. In the chapter "The Juvenile Tank," what does Kody's crew do to seek revenge when Kody is shot?
(a) They don't do anything and wait for Kody's orders.
(b) They perform a drive by shooting in rival gang territory.
(c) They shoot up the accused shooter's apartment.
(d) They get Kody from the hospital and take him to get revenge.

4. What does Kody do after the judge dismisses the false murder charge against him?
(a) He goes to church with his mother.
(b) He kills two people.
(c) He wants to be alone at home.
(d) He goes out for a celebration dinner.

5. How does Kody and his gang send the message that harming female family members would not be tolerated?
(a) They kidnapped a rival gang member's sister.
(b) They shoot at a rival gang member's mother.
(c) They cut off the arms of rival gang member.
(d) They propose a truce with their rival gangs.

Short Answer Questions

1. On the night Kody's daughter is born, who does Kody shoot?

2. Why do the police visit Kody in the hospital?

3. How does his nurse save Kody's life?

4. How does the fight with these men outside the store Kody wants to rob quickly turn violent?

5. Where does Kody find his sister when he gets home after he is shot at by rival gang members?

Short Essay Questions

1. In the chapter, "The Juvenile Tank," Kody is reflective about prison gangs. According to Kody, how does prison strengthen the gang?

2. What actions from this chapter illustrate Kody's violence?

3. Why is it foolish for Kody to be alone at night, unarmed?

4. Kody enters the Crips after his 6th grade graduation. How does Kody prove that he is ready for the gang life?

5. According to Kody, what effect does the media have on gang activities?

6. In the chapter, "The Juvenile Tank" Kody deals with a lot of violence. How does these events begin to change Kody's thoughts about his gang life?

7. Describe the circumstances that result in Kody's acquittal after he is arrested for murder in the summer of 1981.

8. By the time Kody tries to rob the Western Surplus store, how powerful has he become in the Tray Eights gang?

9. What does Kody's mother help him to realize while he is in jail in the chapter, "The War"?

10. By the end of the first chapter, Kody begins to show signs of a struggle with gang life. In what ways is he having difficulty with his choices?

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