There Are No Children Here Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

Alex Kotlowitz
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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. How do the people at Horner Homes call Urica?

2. With everyone moved back into the apartment, how many does LaJoe now have to feed?

3. How does James say they will all die?

4. What solidifies the friendship between Rickey and Pharoah?

5. What does Pharoah worry about as he prepares for the contest?

Short Essay Questions

1. Explain the friendship between Pharoah and Rickey.

2. How do the boys sometimes make money?

3. Explain why LaJoe believes Terrence is innocent when she visits him in Cook County Jail.

4. What is the quality of Henry Suder Elementary School?

5. Describe Pharoah's secret place.

6. Describe the emotions of the project boys and the train passengers as a train passes while the boys search for snakes.

7. Explain why Lafeyette becomes introverted after the death of Bird Leg.

8. Describe the relationship between LaJoe and her husband, Paul.

9. Describe how the eight-year-old Urica testifies at a murder trial.

10. How does LaJoe's house become overcrowded?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Write an essay on the exploitation of children. Begin with the need for Lafeyette to grow old before his time. Expand that theme to child soldiers and sweatshop laborers. Discuss how and why this exploitation happens to children all over the world.

Essay Topic 2

Write an essay on the subject of experience and education. Start with Pharoah who knew from reading that there is supposed to be gold or leprechauns at the end of a rainbow but had never seen one. Discuss in your paper how book study and experience are both part of becoming educated.

Essay Topic 3

Write a critique of THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE. Discuss such things as the objectivity of the author, the examples he uses in the book, and what you think his purpose was in writing the book. Be sure to include your evaluation of the value in reading the book.

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