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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. Who found the gun that Tito was hiding?
2. What does Jamal find in a box of cereal after he wins the fight with Dwayne?
3. Why does Jamal lose his job?
4. Why was Tito late meeting up with Jamal?
5. How many shots are fired when Jamal is getting beat?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamal think about as he runs home from Tito's house after the shooting?
2. What does Jamal see after he hears the three shots of the gun?
3. What is Tito's idea to get Indian to help pay for Randy's appeal?
4. How does Jamal contact Indian to tell him to be the new leader?
5. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
6. What does Mama do when she gets home from the hospital?
7. What does Jamal say he would have done if Dwayne had pushed him, and how does Tito respond?
8. What does Dwayne say when he and his mother are in the principal's office?
9. Why was Tito late to go with Jamal to meet with Indian?
10. What happened when Tito told Abuela about what he did in the park?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Despair was a theme that was placed in a number of sensitive places in this plot. What are some of these places, and what role did despair play in this book?
Essay Topic 2
Hypocrisy was an attribute that was highlighted in this book. Where did hypocrisy appear, and how did the inclusion of this attribute affect Jamal throughout the book?
Essay Topic 3
Fear is a common theme in this book that is presented a number of times by a number of characters. What are some of these instances, and how does fear affect the characters in the book?
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