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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 does Lafeyette dress for Craig's funeral?
2. What are some of the problems at the Chicago Housing Authority?
3. What does Pharoah warn his friends about in the basement?
4. Who makes up Rickey's gang?
5. What is Lafeyette's sentence?
Short Essay Questions
1. Describe Lafeyette's frame of mind at Craig's funeral.
2. What does Rickey do that displeases LaJoe?
3. What happens to Lafeyette and Pharoah in regard to their education?
4. How does LaJoe remember the day Terrence was sentenced since Terrence had requested that she not come to court that day?
5. Why is Lafeyette put in charge of the children and what is his behavior like?
6. What is the unfortunate coincidence involving Craig Davis and the police?
7. What is it about public defender Anne Rhodes that Lafeyette does not understand?
8. What is the special fear of Pharoah?
9. Why does Terrence agree to participate in an armed robbery?
10. Who is Vince Lane and what does he hope to accomplish?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
Write an essay entitled "Kick the Dog." Begin with a story about a man who was harassed at work all day. When he comes home, the dog greets him with its tail wagging. The man, unable to fight back at work, takes his anger out by kicking the innocent dog. Using LaJoe and Lafeyette as examples, write your paper about how people often take out their frustrations of innocent and often helpless people.
Essay Topic 2
Using Jimmie Lee as an example, write an essay on America's prison system. Discuss how incarceration more often than not turns out hardened criminals who earn their rank while in prison. Give your suggestions of how the prison system might be improved so that inmates are really rehabilitated.
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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