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 have the stadium's owners, the Wirz family, changed the character of the neighborhood?

2. What gives Pharoah a headache at the jail?

3. What accusation is brought against LaJoe?

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

5. How many inmates was the Cook County jail built to house?

Short Essay Questions

1. What is LaJoe's expectations for Pharoah?

2. What are some of the serious problems with the construction of the Henry Horner homes?

3. Explain the obsession Calvin Robinson has that Lafeyette finds interesting.

4. Describe Pharoah's innate honesty.

5. How does Lafeyette's attitude change toward Rickey?

6. Explain the friendship between Pharoah and Rickey.

7. Point out the contradictions in the character of Jimmie Lee.

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

9. Describe Lafeyette's academic qualities.

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

Essay Topics

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 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

Now that you have read the book, THERE ARE NO CHILDREN HERE, write a paper about what you now know about the lives of people living in poverty. Why is the gang culture so prevalent in slum areas and ghettos? Discuss whether your attitudes have been altered about people living in poverty.

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