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 happens to Rusty-James during the last rumble?

2. Where do Motorcycle Boy and Rusty-James go after they cross the bridge?

3. Who does Rusty-James often says forgets about him?

4. About what does Rusty-James think when someone steps out of the darkness in the ally?

5. After six years, how does Steve feel about seeing Rusty-James again?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Abuse and neglect is very much a part of "Rumble Fish." Compare and contrast how Rusty-James and Steve each react to the abuse and neglect they incur on the part of their parents, people who are charged with taking care of them. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 2

Explain how the author's word choices for Rusty-James' dialogue provide authenticity to the novel. Does it endear Rusty-James' to the reader? What does it reveal about the character, his background, and environment? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

What is the importance of Rusty-James' knife scar? Why is this an important detail about his character? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.

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