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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 do the people at Horner Homes call Urica?
(a) the miracle child
(b) a liar
(c) the lucky one
(d) the rat
2. Why do the boys hurry home from the tracks as the sun goes down?
(a) the area is too dangerous at night
(b) they might get lost
(c) a train is coming
(d) their parents will be worried
3. What does Lafeyette hear someone was doing when he got his legs run over by a train?
(a) walking on the railroad ties
(b) hopping a moving box car
(c) hunting for snakes
4. What becomes stressful to LaJoe to the point of sleepless nights and severe headaches?
(a) too many gun battles
(b) drug abuse
(c) Pharoah's running away
(d) so many people in the house
5. How does Pharoah think of the lush, grassy lawn around the condominium complex called Damen Courts?
(a) as a dangerous place
(b) as a forbidden place
(c) as his worst place
(d) as his secret place
Short Answer Questions
1. Who is the only one LaJoe tells about the situation with the welfare board?
2. What did a friend do for the family?
3. How is Bird Leg killed?
4. What is going on when Pharoah and the triplets come home from school three days after Lafeyette's birthday?
5. What event caused riots in the area around the Blackhawk stadium?
Short Essay Questions
1. How are Dawn and Demetrius singled out and publicized?
2. How does the teacher's strike of 1988 affect Pharoah?
3. What is the quality of Henry Suder Elementary School?
4. How does Lafeyette's attitude change toward Rickey?
5. Mention something about the character of Craig Davis.
6. What is the evidence the police collected against Jimmie Lee?
7. Describe the emotions of the project boys and the train passengers as a train passes while the boys search for snakes.
8. Describe how the eight-year-old Urica testifies at a murder trial.
9. Describe LaJoe in one or two sentences.
10. Describe the severity of Pharoah's speech impediment.
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