The Moves Make the Man Test | Final Test - Hard

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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. Where has Jerome seen his partner before?

2. What does Jerome worry about for his mother?

3. What does Jerome try to convince Bix Jerome was doing?

4. Why does Bix look for a new place to play basketball?

5. What does Bix start incorporating into his game?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Jerome win a lantern?

2. How does Bix make steps towards a friendship with Jerome?

3. How does Jerome discover who is at "his" court one night?

4. What does Miss Pimton teach to make in the next class and what is Jerome's reaction?

5. How does Jerome's lantern come to be called Spin Light?

6. What is Jerome relating to his momma when he starts crying and what does his momma want her sons to do?

7. How long of a break is there when Jerome and Bix do not see each other, and what does Jerome do as far as practicing basketball in the meantime?

8. How do Bix and Jerome deepen their friendship?

9. What is Jerome surprised to see when he arrives at the basketball court?

10. Why does Bix get angry at Jerome?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Mr. Egglestobbs, comments that Jerome is deceiving himself is a manifestation of the novel's thematic concentration on issues of honesty vs. truth. Here it's important to note that while the portrayal of the character is essentially a comic one, there is truth in what he says - Jerome really is deceiving himself, if he believes merit and skill alone will get him a place on the basketball team.

1. Discuss why you think Jerome is deceiving himself about basketball. Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think merit and skill should be able to overcome prejudice? Why or why not? Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss, in depth, how some people will actually rather hurt themselves then to let go of prejudice. For example, the coach rather let the team lose a player, (Jerome), who could help them win a championship, than to let go of his prejudice. Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

1. What is foreshadow? How many incidences of foreshadow are in The Moves Make the Man? How does foreshadow contribute to a book's suspense?

2. Discuss an example of foreshadow in The Moves Make the Man including why you believe it is foreshadow. Include examples from the book and your own life to illustrate your answer.

3. How do you think most people react to uncertainty in their lives? Use examples from The Moves Make the Man and your own live to support your opinion.

Essay Topic 3

Many novels, and perhaps a majority, of novels ends on a happy note. Discuss the following:

1. Why do you think many (most?) people want what they perceive as a happy or good ending to a novel? Explain your opinion. Do you? Why or why not?

2. What are three reasons to read fiction? Discuss each one in light of The Moves Make the Man and whether or not it fulfills all three, two or one of the reasons you mention. Give examples as to why The Moves Make the Man is or is not successful in fulfilling the reasons you discuss.

3. Do you think reading solely for entertainment is as good a reason to read as any other? Why or why not? Can any work of fiction or non-fiction, no matter how poorly written, enlighten, teach, stimulate thought? Why or why not?

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