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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 does Brittany ask Alex at the end of the driving lesson?
2. Who does Colin spend his time talking to at the baseball game?
3. How old was Alex when his father was killed?
4. "Perfect Chemistry" is written from which point of view?
5. Where does Alex drive Brittany to in Chapter 23?
Short Essay Questions
1. What unusual technique does the author use regarding point of view in this book?
2. What is the initial conflict in the story of Alex and Brittany?
3. What does Alex know he will have to do eventually as a member of the Latino Bloods and why is he so resistant to the idea?
4. What bet does Alex make with his friends regarding Brittany?
5. Where does Brittany spend the night when she is drunk and why do she and Alex fight the next morning?
6. What information about their personal pain do Brittany and Alex admit to each other at the abandoned airport?
7. What does Brittany's mother's treatment of Alex indicate about how different his life is from Brittany's?
8. Why does the sight of his brother near the soccer field anger Alex?
9. What does Brittany do after Colin pushes her to have sex on the beach?
10. What does Alex do as a result of Brittany's mother's dismissive behavior toward him?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain the impact of gang life in the early 21st century. Compare and contrast the gang lifestyle in America twenty years ago to gang life in America today. What major changes have occurred--both positive and negative?
Essay Topic 2
Create a character study of Colin. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Colin?
Essay Topic 3
"Perfect Chemistry" is a coming of age story. What does that classification entail? Why does this book fit into this category? Explain.
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