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Born A Crime - Chapters 12-14 Review

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  • Q1
    How does the author describe his dating life when he was in grade 9 at Sandingham?
    He was seen as an attractive but dangerous bad boy.
    He was so skilled at seduction that other people came to him for advice.
    He had a new girlfriend or boyfriend every week.
    He was not considered popular or attractive.
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  • Q2
    What physical condition does the author claim made him less attractive during grade 9?
    He suffered from temporary dwarfism.
    He did not know how to dance
    He had horrible acne.
    He had an immune disorder and could not go do fun things.
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  • Q3
    How did poverty make it harder for the author to dress attractively during grade 9?
    He had plenty of money but he did not want to make his poorer classmates jealous so he wore cheap clothes to make them feel better.
    The school had special, unsightly uniforms for children who could not afford their own
    At the time, you needed to pay for a special license to wear nice clothes in South Africa.
    His mother bought him extra-baggy clothing so he would not outgrow it too quickly.
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  • Q4
    Why was the author allowed to bond with the more popular boys during grade 9?
    He could make them laugh
    He was so ugly that he made them look better.
    He was so good with women that the popular boys kept him around for advice.
    He was poor so the popular boys hung out with him out of pity
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  • Q5
    How did the author feel about his friend Zaheera?
    He was using her to get closer to her friend, Johanna.
    He was using her to get closer to her friend, Gary.
    He thought she was annoying.
    He had a massive crush on her.
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  • Q6
    How did the author behave when he realized he had a crush during grade 9?
    He asked his mother for advice.
    He kept it secret.
    He disavowed all forms of lust and went into monastic seclusion.
    He asked his crush out right away
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  • Q7
    What convinced the author that it would be best to bide his time before revealing his crush?
    His crush's boyfriend, Gary, said he should wait because Gary wanted to sabotage the author
    The author assumed that his feelings would fade soon.
    Girls in American high school movies always fell for their best friends.
    His crush's friend, Johanna, told the author that Zaheera did not want to date him.
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  • Q8
    When did the author decide to reveal his crush on Zaheera?
    Over the winter holiday.
    During a telephone call.
    At the matric dance.
    While Zaheera was driving to the airport.
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  • Q9
    What happened before the author could ask Zaheera out?
    The author was sentenced to work in the salt mines.
    She married her boyfriend, Gary.
    She moved to America
    She was captured by Zulu extremists.
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  • Q10
    How did Zaheera feel about the author?
    She liked him back and secretly wished that he would ask her out.
    She did not know that he existed.
    She thought of him as just a friend.
    She hated him.
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  • Q11
    What was the racial composition of Highlands North?
    Highlands North was almost entirely black
    Highlands North was cosmopolitan, with no single majority race.
    Highlands North was almost entirely Indian.
    Highlands North was almost entirely white.
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  • Q12
    Why did the author have trouble making friends in Highlands North?
    Everyone there, except for the author, spoke Zulu.
    The kids there only played inside
    He got bad laryngitis after they moved, so he could not hold a conversation.
    Kids at Highlands North were obsessed with Pokemon, but the author could not afford a Gameboy.
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  • Q13
    Why were the homes in Highlands North surrounded by six-foot-tall electrified walls?
    Highlands North was a government facility, housing top-secret agents.
    The walls were not electrified; that was just something Patricia told the author so that he would stop trying to climb them.
    The homeowner's association was run by a security specialist.
    The white residents feared black South Africans.
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  • Q14
    To whom does the author refer when he talks about "domestics" in the story "Colorblind"?
    Domestic servants and their families.
    White suburbanites who only drink domestic beer.
    White suburbanite housewives.
    Anyone who is not a member of a militia.
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  • Q15
    What did the author have in common with his friend, Teddy?
    They knew each other from Soweto.
    They both had buck teeth.
    They both had Swiss fathers.
    They were both considered trouble makers.
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  • Q16
    What cartoon character's name did Patricia use to refer to Teddy?
    Danger Mouse, for his penchant for danger.
    Buggs Bunny, because of his buck teeth and sense of humor.
    Sylvester the Cat, due to his severe speech impediment
    Mickey Mouse, because of his white face.
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  • Q17
    What crime did the author and Teddy get caught committing?
    Assaulting a stranger.
    Stealing chocolates from a store.
    Robbing an elderly person at gunpoint.
    Doing drugs.
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  • Q18
    How did Teddy and the author respond when they were seen committing a crime?
    They pretended it was for a school project.
    They confessed.
    They ran.
    They beat the officer up.
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  • Q19
    How did the security footage distort the author's appearance after he and Teddy stole from the store?
    It made him look much fatter than he was in real life.
    It blurred out his face entirely.
    It made his skin appear to be lighter.
    It created dark circles under his eyes that made him look menacing.
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  • Q20
    What did the police ask the author when he was called in for questioning regarding the stolen chocolate?
    They asked whether he knew if Teddy had any white friends.
    They asked if he knew where Teddy had gone
    They asked why he and Teddy stole the chocolates.
    They asked him to submit to a blood-alcohol test.
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