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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.
Multiple Choice Questions
1. What year of college was the author in when he met Candy?
2. Where did the author's mother go when she said she was staying with relatives?
(a) To gamble.
(b) A mental institution.
(c) To visit her ex-husband.
(d) To pursue a singing career.
3. How did the author hurt a classmate who made him mad in "A Terrible Temper"?
(a) He hit him in the forehead with a lock.
(b) He pushed him into a locker
(c) He insulted his mother.
(d) He put him in a head lock.
4. What other role did the author's father serve in, that he recalls observing only once?
(a) His father played trumpet in a jazz band.
(b) His father was a Baptist minister.
(c) His father was a member of the school board.
(d) His father volunteered as a crossing guard.
5. What was the author's mother determined to accomplish in Detroit?
(a) To go to night school.
(b) To reclaim the house the family once lived in.
(c) To get back together with her ex-husband.
(d) To enroll her sons in private school.
6. What type of curriculum did the school counselor enroll Curtis in, in Carrying the Load?
(c) College prep.
7. In "A Serious Step," who helped the author get a summer job at Sennet Steel?
(a) His mother.
(c) A classmate
(d) A stranger.
8. The author told his mother that _____ are supposed to _____.
(a) Mothers/Obey their husbands.
(b) Mothers and fathers/Stay together.
(d) Fathers/Do as they please.
9. What did the author decide to do when he realized he could not control his temper?
(a) Talk to his mother.
(b) Get counseling.
(c) Pretend nothing happened.
10. What grade did the author receive in math that gave him hope?
11. How old was the author when he learned that his father was leaving?
12. What impression did the author have that his grades reinforced?
(a) That the schools in Detroit were not as good as the ones in Boston.
(b) That his teacher did not like him.
(c) That Black kids are not as smart as White kids.
(d) That he was meant to be at a private school.
13. Where did the author turn when he believed he could not pass an exam?
(a) To his mother.
(b) To God.
(c) To the campus tutoring center.
(d) To his academic adviser.
14. What subtle way did the author's mother encourage him in "ROTC Triumph"?
(a) She left hints around the house about what college she wanted him to attend.
(b) She quoted poems and famous sayings to him.
(c) She lectured him.
(d) She read to him from the Bible.
15. What did "The Top One Hundred" program help the author learn?
(a) Leadership skills.
(c) Science facts.
(d) Classical music.
Short Answer Questions
1. What does the author say he liked to do with his father's hands?
2. Who does the author say was the "earliest, strongest, and most impacting force" in his life?
3. Who is Curtis?
4. Why was the author surprised when he read the exam problems in the booklet, in "College Choices"?
5. How did Alma Whittley help the author?
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