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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 does the racist policeman say to Lafeyette at the stadium?
2. How does Terrance spend much of the visitation time?
3. What impediment gets worse in Pharoah after all the summer violence?
4. Who did LaJoe meet at a dance hall when she was only thirteen, pretending to be sixteen?
5. What evidence is there that Pharoah is comfortable in a classroom?
Short Essay Questions
1. When Pharoah and Porkchop go to visit Dawn, what is her condition?
2. What is the special fear of Pharoah?
3. What is the accusation the local welfare office caseworkers bring against LaJoe?
4. How does LaJoe's house become overcrowded?
5. What happens to Lafeyette and Pharoah in regard to their education?
6. Mention something about the character of Craig Davis.
7. What is the contrast between the murders in an affluent school and the shooting of Alonzo at Horner?
8. What hope is inspired in Pharoah as a result of his inclusion in the Upward Bound program at the University of Illinois?
9. How is the character of Pharoah developed in the story by how he cannot lie to LaJoe?
10. What are Lafeyette's nightmares like?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Using LaJoe, Dawn, and LaShawn as examples, write a paper on the problem of teenage pregnancy. Discuss why it happens and why efforts to prevent teen pregnancies have not been all that successful. Discuss the other problems these young women face after their first child is born. Give your ideas of how the problem might be addressed.
Essay Topic 2
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 3
Write an essay on the disparity between the "haves" and the "have nots" of the world. Express what you see as the responsibility of those with affluence toward those who live in desperation. Give some suggestions of how the disparity might be alleviated.
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