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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When McCall writes to the college in Chapter 23, he explains his situation and asks for what?
(a) A job.
(b) Current catalogs.
(c) An internship.
(d) A new start.

2. What is the name of the boy shot in McCall's front yard?
(a) Bimbo.
(b) Prairie Dog.
(c) Dwight.
(d) Horace.

3. In Chapter 2, readers discover that many feel the new housing development for blacks was created not to provide equal housing but for what?
(a) Provide new homes for blacks.
(b) Boost the political image of supporting politicians.
(c) Confine blacks to a specific neighborhood.
(d) Use contaminated land no one else wanted to develop.

4. What does McCall reveal to enjoy about school besides the reason he gives his friends for staying in school?
(a) Literature.
(b) Music.
(c) P.E.
(d) Math.

5. Besides McCall's brothers, stepfather and mother, who else lives with the family when they move into their new housing development home?
(a) J.L.
(b) Liz.
(c) Bampoose.
(d) Debbie.

6. In Chapter 23, McCall is introduced to the fundamentals of what religion?
(a) Christianity.
(b) Islam.
(c) Buddishm.
(d) Christian Sceince.

7. In Chapter 7, McCall likens all the fighting between groups, gangs, and others as what?
(a) Having fun.
(b) Inevitable.
(c) Rite of Passage.
(d) Dress Rehearsal.

8. McCall is fired from what kind of job after a confrontation with a supervisor?
(a) Construction.
(b) Mechanic.
(c) Lawn Service.
(d) Newspaper.

9. In Chapter 5, McCall is sent into the juvenile court system after he is caught doing what with his friends?
(a) Skipping school.
(b) Vandalizing school property.
(c) Shoplifting.
(d) Pickpocketing.

10. In Chapter 23, the college responds to McCall, telling him to do what?
(a) Enter a contest.
(b) Send his transcripts.
(c) Seek help elsewhere.
(d) Try again next semester.

11. The wealthier side of the new black housing development is separated from a poorer white neighborhood which is called what?
(a) Cavalier Manor.
(b) Academy Manor.
(c) Cavalier Park.
(d) Academy Park.

12. When the family arrives at their new home in 1964, McCall's stepfather works full-time and does lawn work part-time to support the family, after retiring from where?
(a) The Army.
(b) The Air Force.
(c) The Coast Guard.
(d) The Navy.

13. In what year does McCall briefly attend a white junior high school for purposes of integration?
(a) 1965.
(b) 1966.
(c) 1969.
(d) 1967.

14. Besides rumbles between gangs, another common occurrence is fighting whom, according to McCall?
(a) Cops.
(b) Whites.
(c) Parents.
(d) Teachers.

15. How old is McCall when the parents of his former girlfriend want him to testify about her assault?
(a) 14.
(b) 16.
(c) 13.
(d) 15.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to McCall in Chapter 9, after a boy is killed, who arrives in town with plans for war?

2. At one point in Chapter 6, McCall describes "trains" as what?

3. Who, according to McCall in Chapter 10, backs up his alibi when McCall needs one?

4. McCall learns a lot from a man named Jim who has been _______ for more than a decade.

5. On a weekend furlough in Chapter 22, McCall spends the night with whom and realizes the feeling between them is gone?

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