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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 Rusty-James think the picture of Motorcycle Boy resembles?
(a) A painting.
(b) A drawing.
(c) A photograph.
(d) A rebel.

2. Who thinks he is tougher than Rusty-James?
(a) B.J.
(b) Midget
(c) Steve.
(d) Smokey.

3. What does Rusty-James have running down his side?
(a) Dirt.
(b) Tan line.
(c) A scar from a knife fight.
(d) Blood.

4. When Rusty-James wakes up after passing out, who does he find at home reading a book?
(a) Steve.
(b) His mom.
(c) The Motorcycle Boy.
(d) Patty.

5. Why does Rusty-James slam his fist onto the table?
(a) He has a headache.
(b) He is upset about Motorcycle Boy's being gone.
(c) He is angry about Steve's comments.
(d) He is angry about fighting Biff.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who ispresent at the fight five years ago when Rusty-James got his scar?

2. In Chapter 5, what worries Rusty-James when he arrives home after being out all night?

3. What does Rusty-James do at lunch with Smokey and B.J.?

4. Who is Anita?

5. Who reminds the boys that they had stopped all this "cowboys and Indians crap"?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Chapter 2, with what does Steve try to get Rusty-James to confront and deal?

2. Why is it important for Rusty-James to be with crowds of people?

3. What is the significance of Motorcycle Boy's comparing the gang violence to playing "Cowboys and Indians?"

4. What does Rusty-James' father mean when he says, "Our marriage was a classic example of a preacher marrying an atheist, thinking to make a convert?"

5. How does the author create suspense?

6. How do the type of classes Rusty-James has in school impact his character?

7. After locating a former gang member, what important fact does Rusty-James learn about Motorcycle Boy?

8. What angers Rusty-James when the others begin talking about Motorcycle Boy?

9. Why does Motorcycle Boy tell Rusty-James not to tell anyone that a famous photographer took his picture?

10. Why does Rusty-James resent Steve's presence on the beach?

(see the answer keys)

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