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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. Where does Brittany take Alex in Chapter 44 that makes him uncomfortable?
2. Alex learns that it was ______________ who killed his father.
3. Who had Hector planned to kill at the site of the drug deal?
4. Alex tells Brittany that the first girl he had sex with was ____________________.
5. Which of the following is NOT something Brittany suffers guilt about?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the activity that is building for a personal crisis for Alex related to the gang?
2. Why does Alex talk to Carlos about regarding Wil?
3. What halts Brittany and Colin from having sex at Shane's party?
4. In what way does Hector's behavior serve as foreshadowing for danger for Alex later in the story?
5. What does Brittany agree to do for Alex at Paco's request in Chapter 46?
6. Why is Brittany demoted from being pom pom captain?
7. Why does Brittany go to the garage to see Alex and what do they agree to regarding a new relationship?
8. What are the circumstances in which Paco is killed and Alex is shot?
9. Why does Alex get mad enough to hit Paco when he comes to the warehouse?
10. Why does Alex quickly send Brittany away when he sees that Lucky has come to the garage?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Describe the major settings for the novel. Why does Elkeles use the settings she does? What is the time period of the story? How important is the time period to the attitudes and issues of the characters?
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Create a character study of Alex. What are his physical characteristics? What are his motivations? What are his fears? What are his dreams? What else can you say about Alex?
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