Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz 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 kind of story is "Rumble Fish?"
3. How old is Rusty-James at the onset of chapter two?
4. What does Rusty-James do the morning after he has gone to the lake with Smokey?
5. What relationship does Biff have with Rusty-James' friends?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Rusty-James leave at midnight to go out with Smokey and his cousin?
2. What does Rusty-James mean when he says that Motorcycle Boy is living in a glass bubble?
3. In Chapter 10, why does Rusty-James believe that everything has changed?
4. What is the significance of Motorcycle Boy's comparing the gang violence to playing "Cowboys and Indians?"
5. What is the significance of Rusty-James' paying back money he has borrowed?
6. Why is it important for Rusty-James to be with crowds of people?
7. What does Motorcycle Boy mean when he tells Steve, "loyalty is his only vice?"
8. Why does it take Rusty-James longer than he thought to forget about Motorcycle Boy's death?
9. What sets Motorcycle Boy apart from the others?
10. Why does Rusty-James resent Steve's presence on the beach?
At the onset of the flashback, gang violence has been all but stopped due to Motorcycle Boy. Rusty-James hangs on to the "rules" and becomes furious when the rules are broken. At the same time, Rusty-James wants to be like Motorcycle Boy. Explain how Rusty-James' actions contradict his goal. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Interpret the meaning of Motorcycle Boy's comment that he "never crossed the river" when asked if he saw the ocean in California. How does this exemplify the Motorcycle Boy's life choices? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
How does the perspective of distance between the past and the present affect the main protagonist, Rusty-James? Analyze how Rusty-James' character has/has not changed during the five years since the night of the knife fight.
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