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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. What happened to LaJoe's older sister?
2. Who is Jimmie Lee?
3. What does Lafeyette hear someone was doing when he got his legs run over by a train?
4. What is the last word Pharoah is given to spell?
5. How does Pharoah work on his stutter?
Short Essay Questions
1. Point out the contradictions in the character of Jimmie Lee.
2. What are some of the serious problems with the construction of the Henry Horner homes?
3. Describe Pharoah's problem that gets him eliminated from the spelling bee.
4. Describe Pharoah's secret place.
5. Describe the severity of Pharoah's speech impediment.
6. How do the boys sometimes make money?
7. What is the quality of Henry Suder Elementary School?
8. When Lafeyette is caught shoplifting, how does LaJoe react?
9. What is the accusation the local welfare office caseworkers bring against LaJoe?
10. How does LaJoe's house become overcrowded?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay on the effects of drug trafficking on society as a whole. Discuss how illegal drugs affect every strata of society. Mention the low rate of kicking a habit once it has taken hold of a person and the price in money, property, and lives illegal drugs cost the general public.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay about political and criminal abuse of the poor, the uneducated, and the elderly. Explain why these people are so vulnerable to scams and oppression. Compare the scam artists who bilked LaJoe out of her deposit money for a new house to the corrupt politicians who allowed the projects to fall victim of disrepair and lawlessness. Include examples of whole political systems which allow starvation and genocide to go on among their people.
Essay Topic 3
Write a paper on the value of hope in life. Explain why it is important for people to believe figuratively in the gold and leprechauns at the end of the rainbow. What is the value of life without hope? Do you see it as logical that people who have no hope also have no sense of moral responsibility?
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