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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 is the killing justified?
2. What neighbor of Kayla's is arrested?
3. Why are Amber's parents fighting when Kayla arrives at Amber's house?
4. Who or what is at Kayla's house when she gets home?
5. For whose death does Zekeal offer condolences to Kayla?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does Kayla ask the guidance counselor concerning his tattoo? What is his reply?
2. What is Kayla reluctant to reveal about her tardiness to a meeting?
3. What happens to babies whose genetic code indicates a possible future health problem?
4. Why is Gene Drake shot and killed?
5. According to Ashley, what is the hospital doing?
6. What makes Kayla decide not to get the tattoo?
7. Where does Zekeal take Kayla after they have been to the Lobo2MeClub?
8. What does Allyson say about insurance companies and genetic coding?
9. What happens when Kayla tries to access her father's files after her mother leaves? Who helps her?
10. What does Kayla learn from her counselor about the possibility of her attending art school?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
The Bar Code Tattoo is one book in a series of novels involving Kayla Reed and many of the same characters in this story. What are some advantages and disadvantages of writing a series of novels about the same characters? Do you prefer to read a standalone book or a book series? Why? Justify your answers.
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
Reading a science fiction or fantasy novel requires the reader to understand a world that is not real. How does the author help the reader understand the imaginary world of The Bar Code Tattoo? Give specific examples.
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