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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 was Reymundo's gang name at this time?
2. Which area did the Latin Disciples take over?
3. Why did Reymundo spend less and less time at the Kings clubhouse?
4. Reymundo acted as lookout for _________________ who bought rifles and pistols from southern Illinois white guys.
5. How did the boy in #124 die?
Short Essay Questions
1. How did the Kings' leadership deal with Lucky who began to violate gang rules and confront gang leadership?
2. Why were gang coalitions formed as a result of a shoot-out at the Wisconsin Dells one summer?
3. Why did King Dino have to go to jail for the crime that Reymundo committed in retaliation for Morena's death?
4. How does Reymundo threaten Blanca into having sex with him?
5. What impact did Juni have on Reymundo's life and what eventually happened to Juni?
6. Why did Jenny not want to have sex with Reymundo, and who did he have sex with instead?
7. How did Loco show that he had a lot of faith in Reymundo who was such a new gang member?
8. What did Reymundo do when Morena was killed in a drive-by shooting?
9. What happened at Reymundo's gang initiation and what was his Latin King name now?
10. What was the incredible bit of luck Reymundo had when viciously confronted by a Latin Lovers gang member?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Explain the role of women in America in the 1970s and 1980s. What precedents did they feel compelled to follow? What restrictions did they have? What freedoms did they have that 21st century women do not have? What belief system about women was evident in how the women in gangs behaved and how they were treated? Explain.
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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