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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Back in the present on the beach, what does Steve tell Rusty-James he has learned?
2. What does Rusty-James do for the first time when Motorcycle Boy opens all the cages?
3. In what does Steve believe?
4. Who does Steve say is "just like someone out of a book?"
5. What happens to Rusty-James when he discovers Motorcycle Boy is dead?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the author's methods at the beginning of the novel set the tone?
Part 1) How does Steve's arrival promote the tone of the novel at the beginning?
Part 2) How does Steve's mentioning Rusty-James' resemblance to someone enhance the tone set forth at the onset of the novel?
Part 3) How does Rusty-James' forgetfulness set up the suspense?
Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
What is the symbolism of Motorcycle Boy's color blindness? Explain how the author uses this handicap to reveal aspects of his character. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 3
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.
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