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“On the Sidewalk Bleeding” by Evan Hunter

 

 1.  Who is the protagonist?

 

2.  What is/are the conflict(s)?

 

 

3.   What effect does Andy’s jacket have on the people who find him in the alley?

 

 

4.  What are the reasons why these people do not help Andy?

 

 

 

5.  At what point does Andy realize he is dying?

 

 

6. What does Andy do with the last of his strength? How is this important to the theme   

     and to the outcome of the conflict?

 

 

 

7.   What is the climax or turning point?

 

 

8.  What is the police officer’s reaction to Andy? How does this contribute to the author’s  

     message?

 

 

 

9.  At certain times, most people wonder “Who am I?”  What did Andy conclude in

     answer to that question?

 

 

 

10.  How do you feel about Andy?  Do you feel he got what he deserved?

 

 

 

 

Extra Credit (10 pts):   On the back, write a well-organized paragraph explaining why teens like Andy choose to be involved in a gang like the Royals? Justify/Explain your reasons.

"He who learns but does not think is lost! 
He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger!" 
Confucius 551-479 B.C. (Chinese philosopher)

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"YOU make choices, but  CHOICES make you." (DOS)
 
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but prisoners of their own minds.” (FDR)

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DID YOU KNOW THAT NO PIECE OF PAPER CAN BE FOLDED IN HALF MORE THAN SEVEN TIMES?  TRY IT.  THEN GET BACK TO WORK.

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