Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member Test | Final 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. In the chapter, "Nation Time," where does Kody find a job so he can spend more time with his family?

2. In addition to Malcolm X, what other activist's words affect Kody?

3. In the chapter, "Nation Time," who does Kody live with on the weekends?

4. What word is NOT found in the Crips chant?

5. What happens to Joker's mother and brother?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the New Afrikan Independence Movement begin to change Kody's thinking about gangs?

2. How is Kody struggling with his gang life while in the youth facility?

3. Describe how loyalty is a major idea in the chapter, "Tamu."

4. After Kody joins the New African Independence Movement, how does he feel about gangs?

5. What can you infer about Kody and Tamu's relationship after reading the chapter, "Tamu?"

6. Do you think the C.C.O. has a positive influence on Kody?

7. Kody goes to visit Crazy De in jail and determines that have a different outlook on gangs. How are their viewpoints different?

8. In the chapter, "Nation Time", Kody is released from prison after a long sentence. How is Kody's life different now that he has left the Tray Eights?

9. How does Muhammad show Kody that he can trust him?

10. Describe the rules the C.C.O. develops.

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

In what ways does Kody put the gang above everything else in his life? Be sure to address the following people:

1). His family.

2). Tamu and his children.

3). Himself.

Essay Topic 2

Loyalty and revenge are almost like people in the book. Explain what is meant by this statement. Be sure to explain the role loyalty and revenge have throughout Kody's autobiography, how big that role is, and how loyalty and revenge are important to Kody and the Tray Eights.

Essay Topic 3

Choose two individuals from the book and compare them to Kody. Make sure to include the following information:

1). Describe each person, including Kody.

2). Explain how they are similar and different to each other.

3). Explain how they are similar and different to Kody.

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