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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. After attending the Survivors of Incest Anonymous meeting with Rita, what is Precious surprised to learn?
2. Why does Precious not want to go to counseling?
3. At the end of Chapter 3, what does Precious do for the first time that she is then ashamed about?
4. While at the temporary shelter Mrs. Butter suggested, who tells Precious to put her bag in bed with her?
5. What does Ms. Rain tell Precious in response to Precious saying Abdul is everything?
Short Essay Questions
1. What is the meaning behind Precious' second child's name, Abdul Jamal Louis Jones?
2. What existential argument does Precious grapple with at the end of Chapter 4?
3. What does Precious learn about Ms. Rain and how does it help correct a previous misconception she had?
4. What is the plant that Precious brings into the classroom symbolic of?
5. What is Precious worried about concerning Abdul's first birthday and school?
6. When Precious begins writing poetry, what is her poetry about?
7. Where does Precious go after she leaves her home with Abdul and who does she look for?
8. When Mary comes to visit Precious at the Harlem halfway house, what does Precious understand about her?
9. When Precious attends the incest survivors meeting with Rita, what is she surprised to find out?
10. What are the journal entries about that Precious does not want Ms. Rain to see?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Precious has a difficult time understanding love and sex together. They are separate to her due to the abuse she has endured. Explain this in a well-crafted essay, using examples from the text to support your response.
Essay Topic 2
Education is the solution to all of Precious' problems. Validate or invalidate this statement in your thesis. Use specific examples from the text to support your answer.
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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