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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 did Katie say she does not have a tattoo?
2. Who does Kayla see on the trail on her way to Eutonah?
3. Where does Kayla send a message to Amber?
4. What bothers Kayla and Mfumbe about their survival methods?
5. What does Kayla wait for before going back to the cabin?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Mfumbe decide to leave home? Why is his departure a choice rather than a necessity?
2. How do Kayla and Mfumbe get a ride heading north? Why do they eventually have to give up the ride?
3. How does Kayla explain her need to use the e-card to the waitress in the diner?
4. What does Zekeal say Kayla should do?
5. Who finds Kayla? What does this person tell Kayla?
6. How does Mfumbe's father rationalize getting the tattoo?
7. What does Kayla admit to herself as she is leaving the hospital?
8. What prevents Mava and Tova from moving to Canada?
9. What does Kayla plan to do with the e-card she finds, and how does she feel about her plan?
10. What does Kayla write to Amber?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Sometimes a book's plot is more character-driven than action-driven. Other times a book's plot is mostly action-driven. Some books seem to balance the two. Explain the difference between a character-driven and an action-driven book. Is The Bar Code Tattoo character-driven or action-driven? Use textual evidence to support your answer.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Analyze one major theme of The Bar Code Tattoo. How is the theme expressed through symbolism? Characters' behaviors? Action?
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