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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. Where did Reymundo hide all night to avoid more beatings?
3. What did the boy in #39 ask Reymundo to hold so he could fight the white gang members?
4. Who was the person who raped Reymundo?
5. Where was Reymundo born?
Short Essay Questions
1. What did Reymundo have to do in Imperial Gangsters territory as part of his initiation into the Latin Kings?
2. Where did Reymundo's family move to in America and what did Reymundo especially like about it?
3. What is the premise of "My Bloody Life"?
4. What did Reymundo learn that changed his mind about the Spanish Lords after his encounter with Snake?
5. What options was Reymundo given regarding getting the sweater back or killing a gang member and what was the potential consequence?
6. How did Reymundo's life change after he was branded a coward?
7. What did China share with Reymundo regarding her difficult home life?
8. What sleeping arrangements did Reymundo and China have at Maria's?
9. 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?
10. What was Reymundo's life like when he lived with Hector?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Violence takes on an almost human persona in this book. What was the source of the violence? How pervasive was the violence among the gangs? What is this literary technique called? Cite examples that support this position.
Essay Topic 2
Substance abuse seems to be an unnamed character in the book. How pervasive is the abuse? Why does it have such a prevalent place in the characters' lives? How does it affect the abusers? How does it affect those impacted by the abusers? Explain how an inanimate object or characteristic can be a character.
Essay Topic 3
Create a character study of Reymundo's mother. What are her physical characteristics? What are her motivations? What are her fears? What are her dreams? What else can you say about Reymundo's mother?
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