The Basketball Diaries Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 108 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.

The Basketball Diaries Test | Final Test - Hard

This set of Lesson Plans consists of approximately 108 pages of tests, essay questions, lessons, and other teaching materials.
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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Bobby Blake decide to eat at Gussie's Soda Fountain?

2. Who does Jim believe has ratted on him for taking drugs before basketball games?

3. What does Jim say will go up in smoke every time a page in his future book gets turned?

4. What does Jim do on the train to Rye to calm his paranoia?

5. At the end of the diary, what does Jim say he just wants to be?

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

Why is Jim unwilling to hustle at Yankee Stadium, when he hustles on the street? Discuss the skills he uses in both of these worlds.

Essay Topic 2

Why does Jim want to return to public school? How is his Catholic school different than a public school? How is it similar?

Essay Topic 3

How is New York a hero for Jim? How might his life writing be different if he grew up in another place?

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