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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 becomes stressful to LaJoe to the point of sleepless nights and severe headaches?
2. What are two main threats to the safety of Lafeyette and Pharoah at the Henry Horner Homes?
3. Where does Pharoah want Lafeyette to take him?
4. What solidifies the friendship between Rickey and Pharoah?
5. What happened to LaJoe's older sister?
Short Essay Questions
1. How is the character of Pharoah developed in the story by how he cannot lie to LaJoe?
2. Describe Lafeyette's academic qualities.
3. What is LaJoe's expectations for Pharoah?
4. How does a policeman treat Lafeyette in the stadium parking lot?
5. Describe Pharoah's problem that gets him eliminated from the spelling bee.
6. Describe Pharoah's innate honesty.
7. When Lafeyette is caught shoplifting, how does LaJoe react?
8. What is the quality of Henry Suder Elementary School?
9. Explain the obsession Calvin Robinson has that Lafeyette finds interesting.
10. Explain why LaJoe believes Terrence is innocent when she visits him in Cook County Jail.
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Twenty years after the events in 1989 involving Pharoah and his drive for an education, America elected its first African-American President who, interestingly, got his first job working in the Chicago housing projects. Write an essay about how young people like Pharoah began seeing greater opportunities during the last two decades.
Essay Topic 2
Write an essay entitled "Society's Forgotten People." In addition to the example of the Rivers family, mention other groups of people our society fails. In the essay, discuss how people are measured by the amount of material things they possess and the money they have in the bank and in investments.
Essay Topic 3
When faced with the prospect of going to prison for a crime he did not commit, Terrence participated in an armed robbery with the attitude that he might as well commit the crime he had been accused of. Write a paper on the possibility of false imprisonment in the judicial system. Explain why it is possible and what makes it seem to happen so often.
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