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This test consists of 5 multiple choice questions, 5 short answer questions, and 10 short essay questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What does Cedric do for his eighteenth birthday?
(a) He has a party with his family.
(b) He eats takeout spare ribs.
(c) He has a big party with classmates.
(d) He does not do anything special.

2. With whom does Cedric usually eat lunch?
(a) LaTisha Williams.
(b) Phillip Atkins.
(c) LaCountiss Spinner.
(d) Joanne Nelson.

3. Who is Cedric's academic advisor in college?
(a) Professor Tom James.
(b) Professor Riddley Smith.
(c) Professor Robert Pelcovits.
(d) Professor Brian Davidson.

4. Who is Cedric's benefactor?
(a) Bishop Long.
(b) Dr. Donald Korb.
(c) Mayor Marion Barry.
(d) Justice Clarence Thomas.

5. Where does Cedric Gilliam want to take Cedric the summer after graduation?
(a) To dinner.
(b) To a ball game.
(c) To a movie.
(d) Budweiser Concert Series.

Short Answer Questions

1. Why are there very few athletes at Ballou?

2. Where does Cedric decide to apply to college?

3. What is the amazing thing mentioned by the teacher in SAT-PREP class?

4. What do Rob's parents do for a living?

5. What grade upsets Cedric his senior year?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why is the college prep class the cruelest class offered at Ballou?

2. What preparations has Barbara made for the trip to take Cedric to Brown?

3. Why is Cedric Gilliam on the run?

4. What is Bill Ramsey's dream when he began running the M.I.T. MITES program?

5. Why does Phillip Atkins change from good student to class clown?

6. Why does Cedric feel like an inferior human being at the summer program?

7. Why at Cedric's family going away party does he refer to "Cedric" as his professional name?

8. Who is Cedric's father and how does he react when Cedric is conceived?

9. Why is there an assembly at the beginning of the book?

10. As mid-terms approach, how is Cedric doing at the M.I.T. summer program?

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