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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. Whose gang is waiting at the end of the vacant lot?
(a) Steve's.
(b) Biff's.
(c) Motorcycle Boy's.
(d) Smokey's.

2. In Chapter 5, when Rusty-James arrives home the next morning, whom does his father say has gone looking for him?
(a) Steve.
(b) Patty.
(c) Cassandra.
(d) A cop.

3. Why does Patty say she is angry with Rusty-James?
(a) He is dirty.
(b) He came by when her mother was gone.
(c) He is drunk.
(d) He is late.

4. What kind of story is "Rumble Fish?"
(a) A horror story.
(b) A frame story.
(c) A short story.
(d) A novella.

5. How does Motorcycle Boy get a motorcycle?
(a) He builds it.
(b) He buys it.
(c) He rents it.
(d) He steals it.

Short Answer Questions

1. What is the name of the skinny, tall kid who tells Rusty-James that Biff is going to kill him?

2. Which character's face is beaten into a bloody pulp by Rusty-James in the fight in the lot?

3. What does Rusty-James do to help himself feel better?

4. How does Rusty-James get Patty to cool off when she finds out he is going to fight Biff?

5. What does Rusty-James do the morning after he has gone to the lake with Smokey?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is the significance of Rusty-James' paying back money he has borrowed?

2. Why does Rusty-James not understand the conversation his father and Motorcycle Boy have about Cassandra?

3. Why does Steve think people in the neighborhood will have a heart attack if Rusty-James goes home?

4. What sets Motorcycle Boy apart from the others?

5. What does Rusty-James' father do when he gets home in Chapter 5?

6. Why does Rusty-James dislike Cassandra?

7. Why does Rusty-James not understand that Patty is mad that he fooed around with another girl at the lake?

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

9. What happens to Rusty-James when he is frisked by the police?

10. Why does Rusty-James believe all the people he cares about "talk about weird things?"

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