After Tupac and D Foster Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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After Tupac and D Foster Test | Mid-Book Test - Hard

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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. Where has Jayjones been exercising?

2. What are Neeka and the narrator doing?

3. In Chapter 1, what are the girls doing in the beginning of the chapter?

4. Why does the narrator's mother question her about D?

5. When was the first time Tupac was shot?

Short Essay Questions

1. For whom is Albert named and why does the narrator question this choice?

2. What does the narrator's mother question her about concerning D, what is the narrator's response and then her mother's response to the narrator's answer?

3. What is Neeka's mother like, what is her name and how does she feel about D when she first meets D?

4. When does D come back and what happens when the girls begin to jump rope?

5. What does Jayjones tell the girls about him and Tupac?

6. What does Neeka say to Jayjones when he tells her what happened to him at the park?

7. How does D describe herself and why do Neeka and the narrator envy her? What does D envy about Neeka?

8. How long has the narrator known Neeka and how did they meet D?

9. What are D, the narrator, and Neeka doing in the opening of Chapter 1 and what is "Brenda's Got a Baby" about?

10. For what does the narrator have a reputation?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Neeka's other brother is named Tash. The narrator calls him a "Queen" and a "sissy from day one", indicating he is a homosexual. Neeka and the narrator find the rampant homophobic lyrics in some rap songs hard to listen to, considering they love Tash.

1. What do you think are the causes of homophobia? Discuss your opinion in depth using examples from the book and your own life.

2. Tash causes his problems by being too open with his life style. He should act more masculine. Defend or refute this statement. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Do you think discrimination against gays should be against the law? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

4. Do you think song writers should be able to say hateful things about a group of people, whether they are black or old or gay or female? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

Essay Topic 2

Discuss the following:

1. What do you think are the characteristics of a successful novel?

2. Analyze and discuss After Tupac and D Foster based upon the criteria you decide upon in #1 and judge if After Tupac and D Foster is a successful novel.

3. Do you think the fact that After Tupac and D Foster is a youth book changes the criteria upon which its success should be judged? Explain.

Essay Topic 3

D is a "throwaway child", and the system allows foster parents to take her on (for government payments) and then dispose of her at their will. Furthermore, the reader gets the sense that the court has erred in granting D's real mother custody, considering the mother's history of alcoholism and negligence.

1. What do you think are the major problems with the foster care system in the United States? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

2. Do you think the courts should have so much power over the lives of children and their parents? Why or why not? Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

3. Discuss the mental and emotional impacts D's life situation might have on her in the long term. Use examples from the book and your own life to support your answer.

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