|Name: _________________________||Period: ___________________|
This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Nedra wish she had taken seriously?
2. What does Kayla see on the table inside the cabin?
3. What college had offered Mfumbe a scholarship?
4. What does Kayla find in the pocket of what she's wearing?
5. Where does Mfumbe live?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does Kayla lie down in the woods and sleep after leaving the hospital?
2. What does Mava urge Kayla to do after the car accident? Why is Kayla conflicted about this?
3. Where do Kayla and Mfumbe arrive after three weeks? What visions does Kayla have there?
4. Where are Mava and Tova moving? How does the move affect Kayla's plans?
5. After Kayla says goodbye to Katie, she goes to a diner. What does Kayla see on the diner's television?
6. How do Kayla and Mfumbe escape the Global-1 officers?
7. What does Nedra say about Mfume in a letter to the editor?
8. What did Mava's and Tova's daughter warn them about? Why did the daughter treat her mother at home instead of in the hospital?
9. What does Kayla admit to herself as she is leaving the hospital?
10. How do Kayla and Mfumbe get a ride heading north? Why do they eventually have to give up the ride?
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
What does the term "author's agenda" mean? In your opinion, what issues/concerns are part of the author's agenda for The Bar Code Tattoo?
Essay Topic 3
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?
This section contains 844 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)