Rumble Fish Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Motorcycle Boy tell Rusty-James the strip's colors look like to him?

2. In the present, what does Steve invite Rusty-James to do as he stands on the beach?

3. Rusty-James says seeing Steve again was like seeing what?

4. What does Rusty-James steal from the drugstore?

5. In Chapter 7, whom does Steve worry Rusty-James will become?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

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.

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

"Rumble Fish" is told using a frame, a story in which the main story takes place in the past and is introduced and concluded by chapters set in the present. What it the purpose of using a frame story, and how is it effective in "Rumble Fish?"

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