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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 Ms. Rain want the girls to do every day?
2. Who loans Precious money for lunch, causing her to cry?
3. Why is Mrs. Lichenstein at Precious' house when time returns to the present in Chapter 1?
4. Why does Precious claim the students listen to her?
5. What does Precious shove into tinfoil before leaving her house?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why are the girls' journals that Ms. Rain has them write in each day so difficult to read?
2. What does Precious say about Farrakhan?
3. Why is Precious a ninth grader and not the junior in high school that she should be?
4. Who does Precious try to find after she has her first baby?
5. Why does Precious attack Mrs. Lichenstein at school?
6. Why did Precious stop talking in kindergarten?
7. What is another reason revealed in Chapter 2 for why Precious' education is not up to par with the rest of her classmates?
8. How does Precious surprise herself on her first day of class at the Alternative School?
9. What does Ms. Rain ask the students to do that horrifies Precious?
10. What prevents Precious from being able to care about and succeed in her education?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
At the end of Chapter 2, Precious has put up pictures of Harriet Tubman and Farrakhan on her wall and looks out of her window at the town she lives in. Describe this scene and its significance in explaining Precious' fight throughout the novel. Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
Precious has encounters with two people whom she tries to seek out later when terrible things happen to her. Who are these people and why are they so significant to Precious' life, although playing minor roles in the novel? Why do these characters impact Precious?
Essay Topic 3
Before attending the Alternative School, Precious has a lot of bias toward white people and homosexual people. Using examples from the book, explain how the Alternative School helped Precious overcome these prejudices.
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