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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. Which of the following was NOT to go with Reymundo when he did the activity in #45?
2. What did those Kings and Queens who had not been arrested spend the rest of the night doing?
3. Reymundo's father died before Reymundo turned what age?
4. Which gang did Reymundo decide to never be a member of?
5. How old was Reymundo when he had sex with the woman in #27?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe the incident where Pedro severely beats Reymundo who appeals to his mother -- who also beats him.
2. What was Reymundo's introduction to sex like and who was his partner?
3. Describe the violent encounter between the Chi-Wests and Reymundo, Mouse and Morena. What advice did Morena later give Reymundo about being a leader?
4. What was Reymundo's first experience with a gang war -- the one between the Spanish Cobras and the Spanish Lords?
5. What did China share with Reymundo regarding her difficult home life?
6. What did both Maria and Hector do to help Reymundo go to school and live a relatively normal life?
7. What was Reymundo's life like when he lived with Hector?
8. What did Reymundo have to do in Imperial Gangsters territory as part of his initiation into the Latin Kings?
9. Describe the altercation between the Latin Kings and Latin Queens and the police at Montrose Harbor.
10. Describe the traumatic and dysfunctional beginning of Reymundo's life in Puerto Rico.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Project into the future ten years after the end of the novel and write a brief synopsis for the lives of the narrator and three other characters. Be sure to incorporate personal, political and cultural impacts on the characters' lives.
Essay Topic 2
Describe the major settings for the novel. Why does Sanchez use the settings he does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 3
The theme of struggling with personal identity is an important one in this novel. Describe how it extends through setting, character and issues and provide examples for each.
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