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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. What does Rusty-James say he has been doing for the last few years?
2. What does the lot in Chapter 3 smell like?
3. How does Motorcycle Boy get a motorcycle?
4. After going to the guidance office, where does Rusty-James go when he leaves school?
5. Who does Rusty-James love for certain?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is Motorcycle Boy hard of hearing and color blind?
2. Why does Rusty-James not understand that Patty is mad that he fooed around with another girl at the lake?
3. Why does Rusty-James' father believe that Motorcycle Boy is not crazy?
4. Why is Rusty-James expelled from school?
5. In Chapter 2, with what does Steve try to get Rusty-James to confront and deal?
6. What does Rusty-James do to make sure he is taken to the hospital by the police?
7. Why does Rusty-James not tell people that his father used to be a lawyer?
8. In Chapter 9, how has Rusty-James' vision of Motorcycle Boy changed since the prior night?
9. In Chapter 10, why does Rusty-James think that Patty still loves him?
10. What happens to Rusty-James when he is frisked by the police?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Rusty-James' hero worship of his brother, Motorcycle Boy, valid? Does Motorcycle Boy warrant such devout worship from Rusty-James? Why or why not? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
Rusty-James is the protagonist of "Rumble Fish." He may also be an anti-hero. Do you think he is a protagonist or anti-hero? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
In"Rumble Fish," Rusty-James describes Steve as a sincere rabbit. What is the significance of the metaphor? What does it reveal about Steve as a character? What does the author want to convey about both Rusty-James and Steve? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
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