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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 is Jamal home from school when Mr Davidson tries to tell Mama to meet with him at school?
2. Who is Mr. Stanton?
3. Why does Mr. Davidson want to talk to Jamal's mother?
4. Who wants to be the new leader of the Scorpions?
5. Why does Mr. Davidson want Jamal put on medication?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens as Tito's cab is driving away?
2. Why does Jamal lose his job?
3. What does Mama do when she gets home from the hospital?
4. What does Jamal see after he hears the three shots of the gun?
5. Why won't Jamal let Tito come to his house?
6. What does Jamal think about as he runs home from Tito's house after the shooting?
7. What does Jamal say he would have done if Dwayne had pushed him, and how does Tito respond?
8. How does Jamal hear that Randy got hurt?
9. How does Mack say Angel and Indian were shot?
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
Gangs were a very prevalent theme in this book. How did this theme affect the main characters?
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
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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