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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. How old does the narrator say he and his brother are almost in "JB and I"?
(a) 13.
(b) 14.
(c) 15.
(d) 16.

2. What does the narrator describe hitting his brother over the head with in "On the Way to the Game"?
(a) His lunch box.
(b) His jockstrap.
(c) His backpack.
(d) His fist.

3. Who is the only other undefeated team in "At Practice"?
(a) Andersonville Junior High.
(b) Olive Branch Junior High.
(c) Independence Junior High.
(d) St. Lawrence Middle School.

4. What does Josh describe beating JB in, in "Too Good"?
(a) Grand Theft Auto.
(b) World of Warcraft.
(c) Tetris.
(d) Madden.

5. What does the narrator of the poem "Josh Bell" refer to as his "claim to fame"?
(a) "Filthy McNasty."
(b) "Da Man."
(c) "JB."
(d) "007-Ove."

Short Answer Questions

1. How much money does the narrator say Jordan won from a bet with his father in "Jordan Bell"?

2. What musician does the narrator describe listening to with his father in "How I Got My Nickname"?

3. What is the Number 4 reason the narrator lists in "Five Reasons I Have Locks"?

4. What does JB throw to Josh in "He Probably"?

5. What does the coach tell the team they need to work on in "At Practice"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How are the careers of Josh's parents described in the narrative?

2. What is the rule stated in "Basketball Rule #5"? What is its significance?

3. Why does Crystal Bell make her husband sit in the top row of the bleachers during basketball games?

4. What are some examples of stylistic choices made by the author in the poem "Dribbling"?

5. Why does Josh lie to his father in "35-18"?

6. What metaphors are seen in "Basketball Rule #1"?

7. What does Coach Hawkins have his team do in "At Practice"? Why?

8. How does Josh define "Tipping Point" in the poem with the same name?

9. What conflict is described in "On the Way to the Game"?

10. How is the "character" of Filthy McNasty described in the poem by the same name?

(see the answer keys)

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