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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. What would Jamal have done if Dwayne had pushed him?
2. How much will Mr. Gonzalez pay Jamal?
3. Who does Jamal plan to give the gun to?
4. What does Tito do when Jamal says he saved his life?
5. Where does Jamal say the gun is when Sassy confronts him about it?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamal see after he hears the three shots of the gun?
2. Why does Mack want to be the leader of the Scorpions?
3. What does Dwayne threaten to do after he loses the fight to Jamal, and how does Jamal respond to this?
4. What does Jamal think about as he runs home from Tito's house after the shooting?
5. How does Jamal contact Indian to tell him to be the new leader?
6. How does Jamal hear that Randy got hurt?
7. What does Jamal spend his money from his job on?
8. Why was Tito late to go with Jamal to meet with Indian?
9. What is Tito's idea to get Indian to help pay for Randy's appeal?
10. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Many different characters in this book were persuaded to do things that they would not have done of their own accord. What are some of these instances, and how did persuasion affect the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 3
What did Jamal do at the boat basin, and how did what happened there change his ideas on life?
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