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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 is Lafeyette's sentence?
2. What is making Lafeyette nervous?
3. What does Craig do when he sees some police officers?
4. Terrence commit the crime of ______________ and faces a ten year sentence.
5. Why are LaJoe and Lafeyette waiting in a room at the detention center?
Short Essay Questions
1. How has Lafeyette's behavior changed since Craig's funeral?
2. What happens to Lafeyette and Pharoah in regard to their education?
3. What are the projects like in the winter?
4. How do Pharoah and Lafeyette happen to run into Rickey on their way for a treat?
5. Why does Terrence agree to participate in an armed robbery?
6. Why does Pharoah stay up all night on December 30th?
7. What are some of the improvements Vincent Lane is able to make in the projects?
8. What does Gwen Anderson tell the CHA about the basement?
9. What is the unfortunate coincidence involving Craig Davis and the police?
10. When Pharoah and Porkchop go to visit Dawn, what is her condition?
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
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 3
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.
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