Short Essay Questions Key
1. What does Mama ask Jamal when she gets home at the beginning of the book?
When Mama finally comes home at the beginning of the book, she asks Jamal if he and Sassy have had dinner while she was gone.
2. How much money does Mama need to raise at the beginning of the book, and what is it for?
At the beginning of the book, Mama says she needs to raise $500 to pay the lawyer to help her get Randy out on probation in 7 years instead of his full 20 year term.
3. How does Mama plan to raise the money she says she needs at the beginning of the book?
When Mama says she needs money for Randy's lawyers at the beginning of the book, she says she hopes that Mr. Stanton, her boss, can help her raise the money she needs.
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