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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Rusty-James steal from the drugstore?
2. Who is whacked in the head with a tire iron?
3. What does Motorcycle Boy tell Rusty-James the strip's colors look like to him?
4. Who does Steve say is "just like someone out of a book?"
5. For what does Rusty-James lose his taste?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Explain why, and how, Rusty-James succeeds in reaching his goal of becoming like his brother, Motorcycle Boy, by novel's end. Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
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 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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