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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. How did Sassy find out about Jamal's gun?
2. Where does Jamal say the gun is when Sassy confronts him about it?
3. Why is Jamal's mother not able to come to the school?
4. What does the first Scorpion to see Jamal working buy?
5. What is Dwayne's last name?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why was Tito late to go with Jamal to meet with Indian?
2. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
3. How does Jamal hear that Randy got hurt?
4. What does Jamal see after he hears the three shots of the gun?
5. What does Jamal think about as he runs home from Tito's house after the shooting?
6. How does Mack say Angel and Indian were shot?
7. What is Tito's idea to get Indian to help pay for Randy's appeal?
8. What does Mama do when she gets home from the hospital?
9. What happened when Tito told Abuela about what he did in the park?
10. What does Dwayne say when he and his mother are in the principal's office?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
What role does symbolism play in the story and where does it appear? How is the plot altered by the presence of these symbols?
Essay Topic 2
What were Jamal's thoughts on education, and how did this change his actions. How did this ideal of his change the course of the plot?
Essay Topic 3
Diversity was a major theme in this book as many different life-styles involved. How was this theme shown in this book, and why do you think the author felt it was so important?
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