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. What happens to Kody after he is arrested his involvement in attacking a drug dealer in the last chapter?

2. Why is Kody's cell block called 48 Hours?

3. How long does Kody serve in California state prison before he is paroled in the chapter "Nation Time?"

4. At the beginning of "Reconnected," what prison is Kody first sent to?

5. In the chapter, "Nation Time," what does the police officer demand Kody tell him?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. How does Killer influence the Crips organization?

3. In "Nation Time," Kody is out with Tamu and their kids. Their car is pulled over by the police. Describe how the police treat Kody and how he responds to this treatment.

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

5. 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?

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

7. How is the new Crips organization similar to the old one?

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

9. How has Li'l Monster's story ended differently than Kody's?

10. How does Malcolm X influence Kody?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Identify the three biggest consequences Kody faces due to his gang activity. In your response, be sure to address the following points:

1). Describe each consequence by citing specific examples from the test.

2). Explain how these consequences affected Kody and his family.

3). Explain how Kody and the Tray Eights benefited from Kody's risky behavior.

Essay Topic 2

Explain Kody's mother's role in her sons' lives. Both Kody and Kershaun are heavily involved in gangs. She never seemed to break through to Kody, who did not respect her wishes for him to leave the gang.

Essay Topic 3

After reading Kody's autobiography, the reader is given a very narrow view of life as an L.A. Crip. What advice would you give a 6th grader about gangs? Use Kody's life story to describe the consequences for making such a choice.

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