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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. Why did Reymundo agree to an affair with a homosexual man named Freddy?
2. Who were the Puerto Rican gangs at war with in Chapter 29?
3. How old was Reymundo in Chapter 42 when he learned how to drive a car?
4. What did Reymundo's initiation consist of?
5. In Chapter 41 Reymundo began to hang out with the King Leaders, the older members who ___________________.
Short Essay Questions
1. Why did King Dino have to go to jail for the crime that Reymundo committed in retaliation for Morena's death?
2. Why did Rosie pretend to be in love with Reymundo?
3. Who offered to help Reymundo get out of gang life?
4. How did Speedy and Julio treat Reymundo differently during the Kings' war on the coalition?
5. What role did Loca take on in Reymundo's life?
6. What did Reymundo do when Morena was killed in a drive-by shooting?
7. Why did Reymundo brutally shoot and wound Agila and how did Loca get Reymundo's life spared for the incident?
8. What was life like now for Reymundo since the Puerto Rican gangs were at war with each other?
9. Why did Jenny not want to have sex with Reymundo, and who did he have sex with instead?
10. What happened to Rosie for trying to set up Reymundo for a hit?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
Explain the concept of loneliness as it exhibits in the story. Which of the characters are lonely? Are they all lonely in some way? Explain the loneliness and the methods and attempts to overcome it.
Essay Topic 3
The author uses more than one theme in the book. Identify at least two themes in the book, then cite an example to support each theme you name.
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