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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 is proposed about persons seeking public assistance?
2. Where are Kayla and Amber when Kayla has a vision?
3. According to Ashley, what is the cause of Joseph's death?
4. What does Kayla refrain from doing when Mfumbe asks her something?
5. To what does the newspaper article attribute Joseph Reed's death?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Gene tell Kayla about his work?
2. What makes Kayla decide not to get the tattoo?
3. What petition does Mfumbe ask Kayla and Amber to sign?
4. What happens to babies whose genetic code indicates a possible future health problem?
5. What does Kayla learn from her counselor about the possibility of her attending art school?
6. Why is Gene Drake shot and killed?
7. What happens when Kayla tries to access her father's files after her mother leaves? Who helps her?
8. Why are Amber and her parents living in the Route Nine Motor Inn?
9. According to the Tribune E-Journal, what happened to Kayla's father?
10. What is the proposal Senator David Young opposes? What do those who support the proposal say about Young's opposition?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Discuss the theme of oppression as it is presented in The Bar Code Tattoo. Who is the oppressor? Who is the oppressed? How is the oppression carried out? How is the oppression fought? What might the way oppression is portrayed say about the author's view on oppression?
Essay Topic 2
Many readers of fiction place themselves in the position of one character, wondering if they would do the same thing as that character. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as mirror for the readers? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
In your opinion, what are the characteristics of a successful novel? Based upon your criteria, is The Bar Code Tattoo a successful novel. Why or why not?
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