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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Bobby's biological father want to do with him as a baby?
(a) Leave him at the hotel.
(b) Leave him on the steps of the Catholic Church.
(c) Use him to make money.
(d) Take him to the police station.

2. How does Blood leave Melody?
(a) Handcuffed to a railing.
(b) Tied to a bed.
(c) Alone on a street corner.
(d) Asleep.

3. After her first time time talking with Blood, what does Runt agree to do for him?
(a) Act as his lookout.
(b) Be his prostitute.
(c) Send messages to his Mama.
(d) Answer his mail.

4. Pepper turns the tables on the con Blood attempts and accuses him of what?
(a) Theft.
(b) Trespassing.
(c) Drug dealing.
(d) Rape.

5. Chapter 9 begins Day 4 for Blood in his new life as a professional pimp. What happened to Runt the night before?
(a) She made a lot of money.
(b) She got too drunk to work.
(c) She was sick.
(d) She was roughed up by the police.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Blood meet for the first time, his first night at the Roost?

2. At what age does Bobby graduate high school?

3. What physical surprise does Blood discover about Melody?

4. What is Chris's former profession?

5. Blood and Runt leave Milwaukee and go where to begin their new lives?

Short Essay Questions

1. Apart from a beating, what does Sweet Jones provide for Blood during their first meeting?

2. Another good name for Chapter 2 might be "Down a Dark Alley." What are three ways in which this name would be appropriate?

3. How does Party Time protect Bobby in Chapter 2, and why?

4. In Chapter 4, what might be described as the final exam for graduation to full pimp status for Blood?

5. How does the incident with Melody provide a metaphor for Blood's relationship with and attitude towards the white world?

6. Bobby accepts the invitation to attend Tuskegee University initially and only leaves when kicked out for bad behavior. How is Bobby's decision to attend college indicative of his frame of mind at this age?

7. At the end of Chapter 5, when Blood beats Runt for the first time, he begins to have flashbacks to his childhood and Mama. What insight do these flashbacks provide to Blood's life and personality?

8. In spite of having worked as a pimp for less than a full day in Chicago, Blood nevertheless provides Runt with a full set of "rules for whoring" in the neighborhood. Why does he do this and where would he have gotten these rules?

9. In Chapter 4, in spite of his quick score with Runt, what is Blood constantly reminding himself and why?

10. Does it seem somewhat perverse that Blood whips Runt with a wire and then gets depressed when she leaves and doesn't come back by her usual time in Chapter 11? What does this say about the nature of an abusive relationship?

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