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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. According to the psychiatrists, why did Bobby choose to become a pimp?
(a) Henry Upshaw's treatment of his mother.
(b) Head trauma from when his father threw him against the wall.
(c) His subconscious hatred of his mother.
(d) Watching Steve work.

2. What does Glass Top provide for Sweet Jones, other pimps, and eventually Blood?
(a) Women to work for them.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Tips on the local police.
(d) Gambling tips.

3. Who gives Bobby the IQ test confirming his genius level IQ?
(a) The warden.
(b) Pepper.
(c) His parole officer.
(d) Mama.

4. What special gifts does Blood have that make the pimping game easy for him?
(a) His background and knowledge of people.
(b) His IQ and brain.
(c) His physique and style.
(d) His connections and money.

5. Where do Runt and Blood go at the beginning of Chapter 5 (end of Chapter4)?
(a) Detroit.
(b) Indianapolis.
(c) Chicago.
(d) Minneapolis.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where does Blood meet Runt?

2. For what does Bobby do his first time in jail?

3. What happens within hours of Runt and Blood's arrival in the Chapter 5 setting?

4. What is different about his meeting with Runt after her night's work in Chapter 7?

5. Who says (s)he "sees Justice has her eyes blindfolded to hide the dollar bill signs that are there in the place of eyeballs"?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does Party Time protect Bobby in Chapter 2, and why?

2. Diamond Tooth Jimmy and Party Time (Chapter 2), Weeping Shorty (Chapter 3), Poison, Sweet Jones, Glass Top and Pretty Preston are all street names for pimps and other characters of the underworld that Blood inhabits. What are some other professions that prefer or require nicknames for their operatives and why?

3. How does the incident with Melody provide a metaphor for Blood's relationship with and attitude towards the white world?

4. Apart from a beating, what does Sweet Jones provide for Blood during their first meeting?

5. Blood gets up on his second day in Chicago and immediately gets high before going out for the night in Chapter 7. How does this sequence of events foreshadow a potential for backfire in Blood's plan to befriend Glass Top to get to Sweet Jones?

6. Many characters come and go in the story without being given names, even if they play a reasonably memorable role for the author (like the banker with the big tip in Chapter 1). However, in Chapter 9, Silas plays a singularly minor role and yet is given a name and place in the story. What significance could be attributed to this?

7. Why do Blood and Sweet Jones never discuss their differing opinions on white society?

8. How does the Chapter 9 title "Butterfly" refer to Chris?

9. Thinking about the content and purpose of Chapter 5 in the story, what does the title "The Jungle Fauna" mean? What or where is the Jungle? What or who is the fauna? (When thinking about the Jungle, remember the title of Chapter 2, "First Steps into the Jungle.")

10. Another good name for Chapter 2 might be "Down a Dark Alley." What are three ways in which this name would be appropriate?

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