The Street Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Which statement best describes the relationship between Junto and Boots?

2. How does Min describe her lonely bed?

3. How does Min mark the change in Jones' behavior since Lutie surfaced?

4. What is the reader able to gather from Jones' disjointed thoughts as he rages about his encounter with Lutie and Mrs. Hedges?

5. What does Min decide to do about her miserable life with Jones?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Jones think that Min is standing between him and Lutie? Is this assumption reasonable? Explain.

2. Why does Junto refusal to fight in the war?

3. Explain why Junto and Boots feel that they can discuss Lutie's future and disregard her hopes without her consent.

4. Unfortunately, Bub's demise can be directly tied to Lutie. Despite her many attempts to keep Bub safe, she is actually the bait used to trap him. What message is the author trying to reveal with this fact?

5. At the close of Chapter 17, Lutie is desperate to escape the silence that seems to escape her. Throughout the book, Lutie seeks refuge from silence. Why does silence represent such a problem for Lutie?

6. It is both Lutie's presence and her absence that allows Jones to get a hold of Bub. Explain how this is possible.

7. Chapter 15 begins with a description of the sky. As Min looks up, she recalls that last year's skies were far more colorful. How does this contrast in the skies' colors reflect Min's life?

8. Describe Jones' inability to own any responsibility for the nature of his relationship with Lutie.

9. Boots hesitates before conceding to Junto's request that Lutie be left alone. What might that slight hesitation suggest?

10. What does Boots' ultimate decision to obey Junto's request to leave Lutie alone say about his character?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

While Boots can certainly be considered a shady character, he has done far less to harm Lutie than either Jones or Junto. Why then do you believe it is Boots who Lutie ends up harming? Do you think this was a deliberate act on the part of the author? If so, what point was she trying to make? Did she succeed in making it?

Essay Topic 2

Jones suffers from some sort of mental disease. This fact is noted throughout The Street. Still, not one of the characters suggests that Jones might seek professional help for his condition. Why do you think the characters just dismiss Jones' state as hopeless? Why do you think Jones hasn't considered professional help himself? How might Jones be different if he were shown a bit of compassion from those who surround him? And lastly, what does his dismissal suggest about the society we live in?

Essay Topic 3

The Street ends tragically. Not only is Lutie now a murderer, but she has abandoned her child. Considering the gravity of both of these acts, are you sympathetic to Lutie? Explain.

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