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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. What happened to LaJoe's older sister?
(a) She got pregnant and ran away.
(b) She got bone cancer and died.
(c) She was murdered.
(d) She became a prostitute.
2. What does the racist policeman say to Lafeyette at the stadium?
(a) The white people don't have money to give to niggers.
(b) Black kids all belong to gangs.
(c) You black kids are all pushing dope.
(d) There's no room for black trash here.
3. What do the children call the Henry Horner Homes?
(a) the battleground
(b) the jail or the dump
(c) Hornets, the projects, or the 'jects
(d) the hole or the box
4. What occurs with LaShawn and her two children, boyfriend, and boyfriend's brother ?
(a) They steal LaJoe's food stamps.
(b) They all move into the Rivers' apartment.
(c) They are all killed in a gang war.
(d) They help LaJoe move out of Horner.
5. What does the young man do with Lafeyette?
(a) teaches him the guitar
(b) shows him how to deejay
(c) plays basketball with him
(d) collects snakes
Short Answer Questions
1. How many inmates was the Cook County jail built to house?
2. What accusation is brought against LaJoe?
3. What does Terrance claim loudly?
4. Why did the vacancy rate at Horner increase?
5. How do Lafeyette and Pharoah refer to the escalating gang wars and gun battles?
Short Essay Questions
1. Explain the obsession Calvin Robinson has that Lafeyette finds interesting.
2. What are some of the serious problems with the construction of the Henry Horner homes?
3. How does the teacher's strike of 1988 affect Pharoah?
4. Explain why Lafeyette becomes introverted after the death of Bird Leg.
5. Explain what happens to Bird Leg.
6. Describe the relationship between LaJoe and her husband, Paul.
7. Describe Lafeyette's academic qualities.
8. Describe the emotions of the project boys and the train passengers as a train passes while the boys search for snakes.
9. When Lafeyette is caught shoplifting, how does LaJoe react?
10. Describe LaJoe in one or two sentences.
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