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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. What does Jerome's momma realize that Jerome's been neglecting?
2. What makes Jerome nervous as he is headed towards his favorite court?
3. What are the students to make the next time Jerome goes to his Home Economics class?
4. Who is at the basketball court when Jerome arrives for the challenge?
5. What does Bix do the next week at school?
Short Essay Questions
1. How do Jerome and Bix tease each other after Jerome shines his lantern on Bix?
2. What does Bix's stepfather say about Bix's relationship to Bix's mother?
3. About what does Bix challenge Jerome?
4. What is Jerome relating to his momma when he starts crying and what does his momma want her sons to do?
5. Who is watching Jerome one day as he is practicing and what does Jerome do?
6. How is Jerome's Home Economics class helping him and what are his brothers' reactions?
7. What does Bix do in the Home Economics class that is disturbing?
8. What does Jerome look forward to in his Home Economics class, and what surprises him when he arrives there?
9. Why does Bix get angry at Jerome?
10. What is Jerome surprised to see when he arrives at the basketball court?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
1. What does the term "author agenda" mean?
2. Name one idea/concept you think may have been a part of the Brooks' agenda. Analyze that idea throughout the book and discuss Brooks' probable agenda concerning that idea.
2. Do you think writers who have an agenda for writing should point it out in a preface?
3. How often do you think fiction is written with a clear agenda in mind by the author?
4. Research the life of Brooks and see if/where his life may have influenced his writing.
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. Discuss the following:
1. Do you think one of the values of literature is to serve as a reflection of oneself? Why or why not?
2. Socrates said "Know thyself." How can reading a book such as The Moves Make the Man help a reader to know him/herself? Do you find yourself reflecting on your own character and abilities when reading The Moves Make the Man? Why or why not.
3. Choose one specific incident in The Moves Make the Man to discuss and compare one of the characters' response to how you think you would respond.
Essay Topic 3
Discuss one of the following:
1. Thoroughly analyze how the setting informs the plot in The Moves Make the Man.
2. Trace and analyze one major theme of The Moves Make the Man. How is the theme represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
3. Trace and analyze two secondary themes of The Moves Make the Man. How are the themes represented by symbolism? By the characters' behaviors? By the action?
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