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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does Pharoah warn his friends about in the basement?
2. Who makes up Rickey's gang?
3. Who buys Pharoah a hot dog at the Boys Club?
4. What position had LaJoe's mother held when LaJoe was a child?
5. Who is the newly appointed housing manager of Horner Homes?
Essay Topic 1
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 2
Write a paper on uniforms in gangs. Use Kotlowitz's description of the uniform identities of the Vice Lords. Compare that to uniforms adopted by schools, social institutions, and the military. Explain to what extent the purpose of the uniform is the same and to what extent it is different in these various organization.
Essay Topic 3
Write an essay on the causes of gangs and gang violence. What are the circumstances that cause young people to join gangs and subject themselves to gang authority? If gang authority is accepted, what are the reasons for rebelling against the authority of schools, the police, and the adult family members? Go deeper into the causes than just rebellion. Discuss things like personal safety, a need to belong, and a need to communicate.
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