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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. Reymundo's father died before Reymundo turned what age?
2. Which girl in school did Reymundo develop a crush on?
3. What was the name of the store where Reymundo and his friends stole candy?
4. Who still did not have sex with Reymundo in Chapter 21?
5. In Chapter 19 Reymundo, Papo and Speedy badly beat up a classmate who was a ________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. What did China share with Reymundo regarding her difficult home life?
2. What is the premise of "My Bloody Life"?
3. What was Reymundo's first experience with a gang war -- the one between the Spanish Cobras and the Spanish Lords?
4. What did Jenny tell Reymundo about her and Speedy that made him so angry that he put his life at risk and ended up badly beaten in the hospital?
5. Why was Reymundo exempt from the usual act of violence to join a group when he decided on the Latin Kings?
6. Where did Reymundo's family move to in America and what did Reymundo especially like about it?
7. What was Reymundo's introduction to sex like and who was his partner?
8. What did Reymundo learn that changed his mind about the Spanish Lords after his encounter with Snake?
9. How did Reymundo rationalize his first killing spree and what gang accepted him after that?
10. Who were Reymundo's friends at his new school and what were some of the things they did together?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The author uses more than one iteration on the theme of the search for acceptance. Identify at least two themes about acceptance in the book. Then cite an example to support each theme you name.
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Reymundo. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about the narrator?
Essay Topic 3
Create a character study of Maria. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Maria?
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