Rumble Fish Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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 information does Patty tell Rusty-James she knows?

2. Who does Rusty-James love for certain?

3. Who shows up white-faced at Benny's after school?

4. Where has Rusty-James spent five years?

5. How old is Motorcycle Boy?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. Why does Rusty-James dislike Cassandra?

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

4. In Chapter 10, why does Rusty-James think that Patty still loves him?

5. Why does it take Rusty-James longer than he thought to forget about Motorcycle Boy's death?

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

7. How does the author create suspense?

8. What does Steve's confession that he is going to college to be a teacher reveal about his character?

9. Why does Smokey believe that no one will follow Rusty-James into a knife fight?

10. Why does Rusty-James steal hubcaps?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

What is the significance of Steve's being on vacation, going to school, and having a steady girlfriend at the onset of the novel? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

The role of women in "Rumble Fish" is one of disappointment and negativity. Select one of the female characters (e.g., Cassandra, Patty, Motorcycle Boy's and Rusty-James' mom,) and define how their representation is a reflection of Rusty-James' attitude. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Steve is Rusty-James' best friend and confidante, but he is also Rusty-James' foil. Explain how Steve is the opposite of, or the foil to, Rusty-James' character.

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