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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Why does Jamal know something is wrong when he gets home after being fired?
2. Where is Randy now that he has been hurt?
3. Who does Jamal plan to give the gun to if the meeting goes well?
4. Where does Jamal say the gun is when Sassy confronts him about it?
5. What does Tito want Jamal to say to Indian?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Mack say Angel and Indian were shot?
2. What does Mama do when she gets home from the hospital?
3. What does Jamal say he would have done if Dwayne had pushed him, and how does Tito respond?
4. What does Dwayne say when he and his mother are in the principal's office?
5. Why won't Jamal let Tito come to his house?
6. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
7. What happens when Blood sees Jamal working at the Bodega?
8. Why does Mack want to be the leader of the Scorpions?
9. What happened when Abuela found the gun that Tito was hiding?
10. Why was Tito late to go with Jamal to meet with Indian?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The gun was a major symbol in this book. Where did the gun come from, and how did it change Jamal's actions and thoughts?
Essay Topic 2
Personal identity was one of the main themes in this book. Where did this theme appear, and how did its inclusion in the novel shape the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 3
Tito and Jamal are two very similar people, and yet they have some very notable and important differences. Using the text to cite some support, write a compare/contrast essay about these two characters.
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