The Basketball Diaries Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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The Basketball Diaries Test | Mid-Book Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What is Jim's motivation for getting along with his cousin's friends in Manhattan?
(a) His family is moving to their neighborhood, and he will finish the school year with them.
(b) His mom will give him money if he makes a new group of friends.
(c) He is trying to impress his cousin.
(d) He believes he can sell stolen goods to them.

2. What does Jim say the "old cigar chomping Garden regulars" love to see?
(a) Players foul out of the game.
(b) Bill Russell have a bad game.
(c) Over time.
(d) Fights break out in the stands.

3. Who blows his cool in the locker room at half time in the game against Horace Mann?
(a) Lang.
(b) Coach Doolittle.
(c) Marc.
(d) Jim.

4. What does Jim call the apartment of Brian and John Browning?
(a) BJB.
(b) Headquarters.
(c) The Place.
(d) The Browning.

5. Who at school does Jim decide to steal from?
(a) The wrestling team.
(b) Ravi.
(c) The teachers.
(d) Mr. principal.

6. What does Jim consume to make the trip to Long Island to see Fat Eddie bearable?
(a) Two bottles of cough syrup.
(b) A pack of beer.
(c) A bag of potato chips.
(d) A bottle of wine.

7. How does Jim describe the guys in his new neighborhood?
(a) Junkies.
(b) Hippies.
(c) All-American.
(d) Jocks.

8. What do Jim and his friends have to buy at the all-night deli for their morning sandwiches?
(a) Cheese.
(b) Bacon.
(c) Baloney.
(d) Bread.

9. Where is Brother G. reported to be when he doesn't return to school?
(a) Hawaii.
(b) Ithaca.
(c) Long Island.
(d) New Jersey.

10. Who do the cops tell Jim they are looking for in the park?
(a) One of his classmates.
(b) A drug dealer.
(c) A guy who molested a little girl.
(d) Someone with a gun.

11. What do Jim and his team want to do after their victory at Riverdale?
(a) Get drunk, do reefer, and sniff glue.
(b) Start a fight with some Riverdale fans.
(c) Break into an ice cream shop.
(d) Play a prank on Riverdale.

12. Why does Jim stay after school until 4:30 on the day of his friend's wake?
(a) There is a meeting for the basketball team.
(b) He joins the math club.
(c) He has to clean desks for cutting class.
(d) He is waiting for a ride home.

13. Where does Jim's basketball team go for the play-off series?
(a) Long Beach.
(b) Brooklyn.
(c) The lower east side.
(d) Harlem.

14. Which friend does not manage to get a seat on the train?
(a) Yogi.
(b) Poo.
(c) Kevin.
(d) Muffy.

15. How does Chris explain Willie's injury to the police officer who stops them?
(a) He says it was a sledding accident.
(b) He says they found him that way.
(c) He says he was attacked by a dog.
(d) He says he fell down some stairs.

Short Answer Questions

1. Who does Jim talk to about what he learns at the Communist Party meeting?

2. What does Jim call the annual Thanksgiving fast at school?

3. Who helps Jim and Brian find codeine?

4. Why does Jim have trouble communicating to one of the police officers who stop him in the park?

5. What is Jim required to do at school once a month?

(see the answer keys)

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