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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. Why is Lafeyette against the friendship between Rickey and Pharoah?
(a) He knows that Rickey is a thief.
(b) He worries that Rickey will take his place with Pharoah.
(c) He thinks someone is out to kill Rickey.
(d) He worries that Rickey will lead Pharoah into trouble.
2. Why can LaJoe not defend herself well against the accusations?
(a) She is guilty.
(b) She has no education.
(c) She has no transportation to the hearing.
(d) She is too timid.
3. How old was LaJoe when she first came to the Henry Horner Projects?
4. What evidence is there that Pharoah is comfortable in a classroom?
(a) He makes everyone laugh.
(b) He sits on the front row.
(c) He has no trouble breathing.
(d) He stutters less.
5. What is Bird Leg's obsession?
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the son LaJoe is closest to but who disappoints her the most?
2. What do Lafeyette, Pharoah and their friends do at Chicago Blackhawk and Bulls games?
3. Who is the only one LaJoe tells about the situation with the welfare board?
4. Where does Pharoah want Lafeyette to take him?
5. What impediment gets worse in Pharoah after all the summer violence?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Pharoah's innate honesty.
2. Explain why LaJoe believes Terrence is innocent when she visits him in Cook County Jail.
3. What is the contrast between the murders in an affluent school and the shooting of Alonzo at Horner?
4. How does the teacher's strike of 1988 affect Pharoah?
5. How does Lafeyette's attitude change toward Rickey?
6. How are Dawn and Demetrius singled out and publicized?
7. What are some of the serious problems with the construction of the Henry Horner homes?
8. When Lafeyette is caught shoplifting, how does LaJoe react?
9. How does LaJoe's house become overcrowded?
10. Describe the severity of Pharoah's speech impediment.
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