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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is supposed to be keeping watch when the two intruders arrive?
2. What is Highway 101 once known as?
3. How does Natividad calm the child that Bankole rescues?
4. What is Cory most upset about when she finds out it is stolen?
5. In Chapter 17, what do Lauren, Harry and Zahra all see for the first time?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Compare and contrast the Robledo neighborhood that Lauren leaves with the plan for Acorn. Explain the similarities and differences regarding the following:
a. How dissent is handled.
b. The racial/ethnic composition of the community.
e. People's ability to work.
Essay Topic 2
Describe Lauren's relationship with Bankole. Does this seem like a relationship of equals or is Lauren searching for a father figure? What do Lauren and Bankole have in common? What obstacles seem to stand in their way?
Essay Topic 3
Lauren says early in the novel that God might just be whatever it is that makes you feel "special and protected". She outlines various different ways people conceptualize God. For each of the following ideas of God, cite examples from the text that show people believing in this type of Deity, and explain how this belief influences the character's actions:
a. God as a "super person"--Big Daddy, Cop, King, etc.
b. God as a punisher.
c. God as Nature.
d. God as a spirit/a force/ the ultimate reality.
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