Chapter 14On page 120 Sampson states that “the company you keep plays tremendously in the outcome of your life.”Be specific and use complete sentences.1. What does he mean by this?2. Give an example of someone who has been a negative influence on Sampson. Tell why this person was negative and what he got out of the relationship.3. Give an example of someone who has been a positive influence on Sampson. Tell why this person was positive and what he got out of the relationship.
Chapter 14On page 120 Sampson states, “Often I felt survivor’s guilt, since I left my family and neighborhood friends behind, but I realized before I can help anyone else, I must take care of myself first. Then I could reach out and give back. I feel strongly that giving back is a responsibility for all to embrace.”Be specific and use complete sentences.4. What do you think influenced Sampson to feel this way?5. Do you agree with this?6. In what ways could you give back to your community?
Chapter 15Be specific and use complete sentences.1. The title of the chapter is “Not only had their sons survived, but they were heading to college.What is the significance of this?2. How did making the pact help Samson, Rameck and George succeed?3. What message does George give in the last paragraph on page 127?
Chapter 16Be specific and use complete sentences.1. The boys were given an assignment to write an acceptance speech for an award that they will receive as doctors. Why did the professors want them to focus on an award speech when they were only students?2. What is different about George’s speech?3.Write an acceptance speech for an award you will receive for your dream career. Your speech should be at least 10 sentences in length.