Slam! Questions and Answers

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Greg Harris, known as Slam, is talented - he is six four, and by his own admission he is an amazing basketball player. Slam says, "I got the moves, the eye, and the heart...with me it's not like...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2009, 5:48 am (UTC)

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The setting of Slam! is based on Myers's own upbringing in Harlem. Quotes that help illustrate the setting will be ones that bring the paradoxical nature of a Harlem-type environment to the fore....

Latest answer posted August 9, 2016, 11:39 pm (UTC)

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Greg "Slam" Harris is an outstanding basketball player, but he has a chip on his shoulder. His grades are poor, and when he is challenged to overcome his shortcomings, he reacts with anger. Slam,...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2009, 1:19 am (UTC)

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Myers examines several significant themes throughout his novel Slam, including friendship, teamwork, education, sports, and making the right choices in life. Greg "Slam" Harris is a talented...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2016, 12:26 am (UTC)

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The following are 20 important events from the novel Slam by Walter Dean Myers. The novel opens with the school principal of Slam's new school, Mr. Tate, telling him if he wants to continue playing...

Latest answer posted February 7, 2019, 6:31 pm (UTC)

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This is a very interesting and free prompt. You should be thrilled with it! If you are having a hard time thinking about your own answers, think about some movies and literature. Think about "The...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2010, 12:59 am (UTC)

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The central character in the book Slam is Gregory Harris, nicknamed "Slam". He learns some hard lessons in the story, and sums up his understanding saying, "What I wished was that things would...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2009, 7:42 am (UTC)

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Mtisha is "something special". She is beautiful, practical, and smart. Mtisha is determined to go to college, like her father before her. She is focused on her goals, and realistic about what it...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2009, 1:36 pm (UTC)

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I would say that the basketball game between Slam's current and former school, Latimer vs. Carver at the state tournament, represents a critical scene in the book. It highlights the showdown...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2009, 3:28 am (UTC)

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An Introduction leads the reader into the idea you have about something. Your Introduction will depend in part upon what your idea about Slam! is and upon wht your assignment is. If you are meant...

Latest answer posted August 25, 2011, 6:51 am (UTC)

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The story ends with the clear message that conflicts are and always will be a part of life. Of the many problems that Greg faces throughout the narrative, none have reached a positive conclusion...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2009, 3:48 pm (UTC)

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In this book that shows the triumph of the human spirit against impossible odds, there are plenty of examples of similes and metaphors in the way that Slam talks about his life and the challenges...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2013, 7:05 am (UTC)

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The central message of "Slam" seems to be that adversity can be overcome and moments of difficulty in life can be turned into instances where our strength radiates. I think that the challenges and...

Latest answer posted July 6, 2009, 10:21 am (UTC)

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One of the main themes of the story is the importance of teamwork. Although basketball is a team game, Slam is a bit of a lone wolf, playing for himself more than for others. It's notable that the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2018, 7:09 am (UTC)

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This book (as the title would imply) is about basketball. Or I suppose I should say it's about life, but told through the story of a basketball player. Not surprisingly, then, it is set in the...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2010, 12:26 am (UTC)

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Latimer High is completely different to Carver in almost every way. For one thing, it has much higher academic standards. Not only that, but its students are more committed to arts than sports....

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019, 6:59 am (UTC)

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In the first chapter of Slam! by Walter Dean Myers, Greg, who prefers to go by the name "Slam," is replaying the meeting he and his mother ("Moms") had with Mr. Tate, the principal of the school to...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2020, 6:03 pm (UTC)

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Slam borrows a video camera from the school's video department. He wants to use it to tell the story of "Slam the Great," which will involve recording aspects of his daily life: his neighborhood,...

Latest answer posted May 26, 2021, 11:06 am (UTC)

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An antagonist is a character who acts as an opponent to the protagonist, the central figure in a novel. The antagonist may be a person, or it may be a larger force, like the environment. There...

Latest answer posted May 1, 2009, 1:52 am (UTC)

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Greg lives in inner-city Harlem. His is a working-class neighborhood where good families struggle to get by in an atmosphere filled with challenges. Gang activity is a fact of life in Greg's...

Latest answer posted June 24, 2009, 12:10 pm (UTC)

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The game between Slam's new school and his old one seems to be the most powerful moment for me. I think it shows the collision between old and new world values for Greg, and the person he was...

Latest answer posted August 19, 2009, 2:39 pm (UTC)

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