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Post by 133749 on Thu Sep 10, 2009 6:07 pm

The Pact

author: Sampson Davis

genre: nonfiction

Growing up in broken homes in a crime-ridden area of Newark, N.J., these three authors could easily have followed their childhood friends into lives of drug-dealing, gangs and prison. They tell harrowing stories of being arrested for assault and mugging drug dealers, and of the lack of options they saw as black teenagers. But when their high school was visited by a recruiter from a college aimed at preparing minority students for medical school, the three friends decided to make something of their lives. Through the rigors of medical and dental school, and a brief detour into performing rap music at local clubs, they supported each other. Today, Davis and Hunt are doctors, and Jenkins is a dentist; the men's Three Doctors Foundation funds scholarships to give other poor black kids the same opportunities.
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Re: * The Pact *

Post by amanda on Sun Nov 15, 2009 9:58 pm

Introduction
After growing up in a bad and dangerous neighborhoods in NJ, George, Rameck, and Sam formed a pact to help each other succeed in becoming doctors. They did everything together and greatly influenced each other in a positive way. Their powerful friendship helped saved their lives.

Question:What kind of doctors do Rameck, Sam, and George become?
Answer:an emergency physician, an internist, and dentist
Page:1

1. Dreaming Big George
Characters mentioned:
George: Wanted to be a dentist from the age of eleven.
Ella Jenkins Mack: George's mother and the dominant figure in his life.
George Jenkins Sr.: George's father.
Shahid Jackson: George's friend Shahid Jr.'s father. The closest thing to a father to George. He treated George as one of his own sons.
Viola Johnson: George's 3rd grade teacher who was responsibile for him loving school. She was a tiny ball of energy who encouraged her students to go to college, and took them to see plays.


2. Home Sam
Characters mentioned:
Reggie:Martial-arts teacher who had a black belt. He kept Sam out of trouble.
Ms. Sandi Schimmel: Sam's 6th grade teacher who recommended he take the University High exammination.
Sam lived at Dayton Street projects. His father came to visit and helped pay the mortgage. His mother had an open doors policy to all family and relatives. He got his foot flattened by the concrete slabs at the age of six. His favorite game was sponge ball and he played baseball. He was arrested for shoplifting at the age of 11.

Question:What sports did Sam play?
Answer:Baseball and martial arts
Pages: 31 & 35

3. MA Rameck
Characters mentioned:
Ellen Bradley: Rameck's grandmother who he called Ma. She was the steadiest person in his life.
Rameck's mother had him at the age of 17. He moved around around a lot, but he still managed to continue getting good grades. His mother always stressed about getting good grades and he attended a gifted and talented program. His father got addicted to Heroin while in college, so his father went to several Rehabiliation and is now a counselor there. Rameck's first job was sweeping hair at 13. Ma always comforted him when he was frustrated. He started acting in junior high and eventually lost respect for his mom.

Question: What were Rameck's parents addicted to?
Answer: heroin
Question: How was Rameck able to get into University High School?
Answer: his mother and her godmother enrolled him
Page: 57


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Re: * The Pact *

Post by amanda on Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:34 pm

Chapter 13
Question:What is the MCAT?
Answer:the standardized test that medical schools use to decide who gets in
Page:170

Chapter 15
Question:What is the state board exam?
Answer:it determines if a person can work in 8 week rotations (in different area of medicine) at hospitals
Page:207
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Re: * The Pact *

Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:15 pm

Q:In the book The Pact, what were the names of the 3 main characters?
A: Sampson, George, and Rameck.


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Re: * The Pact *

Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:16 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, which of the 3 main characters wanted to be a dentist?
A: George.
#: pg. 5


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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:17 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, where was the setting at the beginning of the story?
A: Newark.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:18 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what was Sam arrested for when he was 13?
A: Shoplifting.
#: pg. 33
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what did Sam do to stay out of trouble?
A: Kung-fu classes with Reggie.
#: pg. 35
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:19 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what high school did the boys attend?
A: University High
#: pg. 38
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:20 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what teacher motivated Rameck as a kid?
A: Mrs. Hatt.#: pg. 45
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what year in school did Sam and George become friends with Rameck?
A: Junior year.
#: pg. 62


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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:23 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, where did the boys attend the Pre-Medical/ Pre-Dental Plus program?
A: Seton Hall.
#: pg. 70-72
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:24 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, where did Rameck originally want to apply to college?
A: Howard University.
#: pg. 101
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Re: * The Pact *

Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:25 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, who was the boys’ admissions counselor at Seton?
A: Carla Dickinson.
#: pg. 116


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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:26 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, who wrote Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys?
A: Jawanza Kunjufu.
#: pg. 141
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:27 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what was the mentoring program that the boys started?
A: Ujima, and more recently, Three Doctors Foundation.
#: pg. 148
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:27 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what was the name of George and Rameck’s rap group?
A: A.R.T. – Another Rough Tribe.
#: pg. 153
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:28 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, who was the girl who broke Rameck’s heart?
A: Kay.
#: pg. 163
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what is the test that medical use to decide who gets in?
A: MCAT.
#: pg. 170
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:29 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, who roomed with Rameck and Sam at Rutgers?
A: Dax.
#: pg. 174
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:30 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what school did Rameck and Sam attend after graduating from Seton Hall?
A: Rutgers.
#: pg. 169
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:30 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what school did George attend after graduating from Seton Hall?
A: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:31 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, what was the name of the boy George took in when he moved back to Newark?
A: Na-im.
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:31 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, for what reason did the police pull Rameck over from his way home after watching the Tyson-Holyfield fight?
A: The tint on his windows and his dirty license plate made him look suspicious.
#: pg. 204
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Post by LeiraKasra on Wed Feb 24, 2010 1:32 pm

Q: In the book The Pact, who did not pass their first state board exam?
A: Sam.
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