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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 is one thing Rusty-James thinks he needs if he goes to Cleveland High?
(a) New clothes.
(b) Good grades.
(c) Books.
(d) A machine gun.

2. After leaving Cassandra on the stairs, Rusty-James goes into his apartment and finds Motorcycle Boy doing what?
(a) Staring at the wall.
(b) Sleeping.
(c) Eating.
(d) Reading.

3. How does Rusty-James' father get money?
(a) He writes books.
(b) He gets a check from the government.
(c) He works at a bar.
(d) He steals it.

4. What subject does Rusty-James say is not his strong point?
(a) Geometry.
(b) Reading.
(c) Math.
(d) English.

5. When Rusty-James goes home from school, who does he meet on the staircase?
(a) Patty.
(b) His father.
(c) Cassandra.
(d) Motorcycle Boy.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Rusty-James wakes up after passing out, who does he find at home reading a book?

2. What does Rusty-James say he has been doing for the last few years?

3. Where is Rusty-James at the beginning of chapter two?

4. Why does Rusty-James say his friends should come with him to meet Biff?

5. What kind of story is "Rumble Fish?"

Short Essay Questions

1. What does Rusty-James think about Biff's declaration that he is going to kill him?

2. What does Rusty-James recognize about Motorcycle Boy when he sees some of Motorcycle Boy's old gang members?

3. Why is Motorcycle Boy's explanation about why Rusty-James does not like to be alone an eye opening experience for Rusty-James?

4. In Chapter 10, why does Rusty-James believe that everything has changed?

5. Why does Rusty-James like the ocean?

6. What does Rusty-James mean when he says that Motorcycle Boy is living in a glass bubble?

7. Why is Rusty-James expelled from school?

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

9. What is Rusty-James' driving motivation?

10. What does Rusty-James do to make sure he is taken to the hospital by the police?

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