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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 does Jamal buy for himself before he meets with Indian?
2. Who does Mama bring to the house to pray for Randy?
3. What does Jamal buy for Tito before they meet with Indian?
4. Why won't Jamal let Tito come to his house?
5. What does Jamal hope to be able to buy when he saves up his money?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Jamal say he would have done if Dwayne had pushed him, and how does Tito respond?
2. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
3. What happened when Abuela found the gun that Tito was hiding?
4. What does Jamal see after he hears the three shots of the gun?
5. What happens when Blood sees Jamal working at the Bodega?
6. Why does Jamal lose his job?
7. Why was Tito late to go with Jamal to meet with Indian?
8. What does Jamal spend his money from his job on?
9. What does Dwayne say when he and his mother are in the principal's office?
10. What does Mr. Davidson say when Jamal comes to the school nurse?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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?
Essay Topic 2
The characters in this book all had their own goals and motivations. Select four characters and write their main motivation throughout the book and how this goal affected the characters around them.
Essay Topic 3
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?
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