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Explain the meaning of each underlined word in the context of the quotation. Use complete sentences. The page numbers noted in parenthesis refer to a hard copy of the book not the PDF.
read the instructions carefully be specific with the quotes
1. “When she moved from public housing to a three-‐bedroom home in a suburban area…she was trying to create more distance between her and the city’s imploding center”(29).
2. “Fear and apathy had become the new norm in what had once been a close-‐knit community” (40).
3. “We increased our pace; neither of our mothers would condone us coming home late” (52).
4. “He hadn’t lived there long, but the closeness of the homes allowed Wes to get to know the neighbors and their idiosyncrasies well” (56).
5. “He wasn’t exactly excelling in the classroom, and his disenchantment with the school was beginning to wear on him” (58).
Part 2 – Choose 4 of the following 6 questions and answer using your own words and your knowledge of the text. You must write full sentences and indicate which question you are answering. Some of these questions will require that you write a paragraph or more. (80 pts)
1. Write at least two paragraphs which compare and contrast Joy’s and Mary’s relationships and their parenting styles.
2. Both Joy and Mary move away from the center of Baltimore. Why do they move, and where do they move to? Be very specific. What was different about the places each family moved to? Include at least one direct quote to support your answer.
3. In Chapter 2 we are told that Tony “was desperately trying to give his little brother information he thought he needed, the kind of information that Tony never got.” Explain what Tony was trying to do and why. What specific advice did Wes take to heart? What was the outcome?
4. Compare and contrast the level of supervision and rules that the author experienced in the first three chapters to what the other Wes experienced. Write at least two paragraphs. Do you think the level of supervision had an effect on their decisions?
5. What do you think of the author’s claim that some governors used third-‐grade reading scores to project the number of beds they would need in prison facilities in the future? Why would reading scores be a predictor? Do you think that is type of profiling is accurate?
6. Why did Wes Moore, the author, avoid the drug dealers in his neighborhood and the other Wes Moore did not? What specific influences or factors led to their decisions to get involved with drugs or not? Use at least one direct quote in your answer to this question.