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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is referred to as "royalty in exile?"
2. Who is with Motorcycle Boy when he leaves his apartment and breaks in?
3. Who is whacked in the head with a tire iron?
4. What reason does Motorcycle Boy give to Rusty-James for not drinking?
5. Back in the present on the beach, what does Steve tell Rusty-James he has learned?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Is Rusty-James' hero worship of his brother, Motorcycle Boy, valid? Does Motorcycle Boy warrant such devout worship from Rusty-James? Why or why not? Find descriptions from the text to support your answer and to provide evidence for your opinion.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
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.
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