Rainbow Boys Test | Lesson Plans Mid-Book Test - Hard

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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Who wakes Kyle the next morning, in Chapter 8?

2. To what does Kyle compare kissing Nelson?

3. Why does Jason feel he cannot talk about his confusion about his sexuality with his father?

4. How many times does Jason walk around the block before finally entering the Rainbow Youth meeting?

5. What color does Nelson dye his hair?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jack Ransom corner Nelson and Kyle in the parking lot of the school? What is his intention?

2. How does Corey react to the news that Jason is gay? What advice does he give Jason?

3. Why does Jason feel that his father's leaving is his fault? How does Jason's father compare to Kyle and Nelson's fathers in this novel?

4. Why has Kyle not told his parents that he is gay?

5. Who approaches Jason in the final chapter of the book? For what reason?

6. What does Nelson's father say to Nelson on the phone? What does this conversation suggest about Nelson's relationship with his father?

7. How does Jason's father respond to Kyle and Nelson? How does Jason deal with his father's reaction?

8. What conversation do Jason's friends have at homecoming that makes Jason uncomfortable?

9. How does Kyle react to seeing Jason at the Rainbow Youth meeting? How does Jason react to seeing Kyle?

10. What is one of the names that Jason's father often calls him? How does this impact Jason?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Discuss one of the following relationships in detail, using quotes from the novel to support your conclusions:

1) Nelson and Kyle

2) Nelson and Jason

3) Jason and Corey

Essay Topic 2

Discuss one of the following in an essay, using quotes from the novel to support any conclusions:

1) Point of View

2) Language

3) Setting

4) Structure

Essay Topic 3

Why is Jason so afraid for people to learn about his friendship with Kyle? Why is Jason afraid of people learning he is gay? Why does Jason hesitate to do things, such as rescue Kyle and Nelson from bullies or attend the GSA meeting? What often changes Jason's mind? How does Jason come to tell his father the truth about his sexuality? How does Jason's father react? Why does Jason believe it is his fault that his father left the family? Is his father leaving such a bad thing for Jason and his family? Explain.

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