You Dare To Slam!

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Book Required “Slam!” is a young adult novel by Walter Dean Myers. The story revolves around the efforts of seventeen year-old Greg “Slam” Harris to play basketball, while maintaining his academics and his personal life. Slam lives in Harlem and attends the prestigious magnet school Latimer in the South Bronx. The school is predominantly white. It has a failing basketball program. Slam is attending Latimer as part of a policy that enables schools to become more diverse. Over the course of several months, Slam helps lead the Latimer Panthers to victory, including one over his former school’s team. Slam’s lifelong friendship with Ice disintegrates as Ice turns to drug dealing to get ahead. Slam’s love life heats up when he begins seeing Mti


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Mr. Nipper, the coach of the basketball team, does not like Slam because
    • A. 

      He believes Slam has an attitude problem

    • B. 

      Slam is friends with Ice, a known drug dealer.

  • 2. 
    Slam’s real name is
    • A. 

      Greg Harris.

    • B. 

      Benny Reese.

    • C. 

      Derek Harris.

    • D. 

      Jimmy Ellis.

  • 3. 
    Besides Slam, which boy is the best basketball player at Latimer?
    • A. 

      Nick

    • B. 

      Jimmy

    • C. 

      Ice

    • D. 

      Ducky

  • 4. 
    Who is Slam's best friend
    • A. 

      Nick

    • B. 

      Mtisha

    • C. 

      Ice

    • D. 

      Derek

  • 5. 
    Slam is a straight ''A'' student
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    What is Slam's sport of choice?
    • A. 

      Baseball

    • B. 

      Soccer

    • C. 

      Basketball

    • D. 

      Football

  • 7. 
    Slam calls his parents by what names?
    • A. 

      Mother and Father

    • B. 

      Moms and Pops

  • 8. 
    Slam has an sister
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    What does Ice do to get his money
    • A. 

      Retail

    • B. 

      Robbery

    • C. 

      Pawning

    • D. 

      Drug dealing

  • 10. 
    Why is Slam interested in Mtisha?  (The ANSWER is more than ONE)
    • A. 

      She's irresponsible

    • B. 

      She's cute

    • C. 

      She's ghetto

    • D. 

      She's smart

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