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. About what does Jerome taunt Bix?

2. What do the girls suggest about the best looking pie?

3. At what does Jerome say Bix is a natural?

4. What does Jerome realize as he watches Bix's stepfather warm up?

5. What does Bix start incorporating into his game?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does Bix get angry at Jerome?

2. About what does Bix challenge Jerome?

3. Why does Bix challenge his stepfather to a one-on-one game and who is to referee the game?

4. What makes Jerome realize Bix is in real trouble?

5. How do Jerome and Bix tease each other after Jerome shines his lantern on Bix?

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

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

8. What does Jerome tell his momma about Bix and what is her response?

9. How is Jerome's Home Economics class helping him and what are his brothers' reactions?

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Characters are an integral and important part of almost all novels. Discuss the following:

1. Compare/contrast the characters of Jerome and Bix. How are they similar? How are they different? Is there a flaw in each of their personalities? Be specific and give examples.

2. Compare/contrast the characters of Jerome's mother and Bix's stepfather. How do they seem different? Which do you like more? Why? Which one seems more of a well-rounded character?

3. Thoroughly analyze how three of the secondary characters in The Moves Make the Man help drive the plot and what their contribution is to the storyline. Are any of the secondary characters unnecessary? Indispensable? Which of the secondary characters are likable? Which are either unlikable or even despicable? Be specific and give examples.

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

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.

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