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

Alex Kotlowitz
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Mid-Book Test - Hard

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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How is Bird Leg killed?



2. Who did LaJoe meet at a dance hall when she was only thirteen, pretending to be sixteen?



3. What does Lafeyette hear someone was doing when he got his legs run over by a train?



4. What is it called when the gang members break a side window of a car at a stoplight and grab a purse or briefcase on the seat?



5. What happens to Pharoah on his last word?



Short Essay Questions

1. How does a policeman treat Lafeyette in the stadium parking lot?



2. What is the evidence the police collected against Jimmie Lee?



3. Describe Pharoah's secret place.



4. Describe the severity of Pharoah's speech impediment.



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



6. Describe Pharoah's innate honesty.



7. How are Dawn and Demetrius singled out and publicized?



8. Describe LaJoe in one or two sentences.



9. Mention something about the character of Craig Davis.



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



Essay Topics

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.

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.

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.

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