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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. Turning to armed robbery in Chapter 11, McCall takes several things from his victims, except what?
(a) Shoes.
(b) Underwear.
(c) Jackets.
(d) Clothing.

2. In Chapter 12, McCall looks at what movie/show and how it affects young black men?
(a) Superfly.
(b) My Three Sons.
(c) Leave it to Beaver.
(d) Shaft.

3. In Part I of the book, what is the name of the girl who teaches McCall that dancing can be fun?
(a) Debbie.
(b) Valerie.
(c) Liz.
(d) Denise.

4. In Chapter 8, McCall is severely beaten by whom?
(a) The Bombers.
(b) The Downtown Crew.
(c) The Cherry Boys.
(d) The Streers.

5. In the neighborhood junior high school, McCall learns about putting down others as a competitive conversation called what?
(a) One upmanship.
(b) Timing.
(c) Joining.
(d) The dozens.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 7, McCall likens all the fighting between groups, gangs, and others as what?

2. In what year does McCall briefly attend a white junior high school for purposes of integration?

3. In Chapter 3, McCall talks about his family, including his two full bothers whose names are what?

4. In Chapter 9, McCall is arrested for possession of what?

5. While at St. Brides, McCall learns what trade?

Short Essay Questions

1. Early in Part I of the book, McCall presents his "understanding" about white people which is what?

2. McCall describes his experience with a "train" being run on someone he cares about. How does McCall feel about this and what leads up to this event?

3. How does McCall's advancing knowledge from Jim in Chapter 22 affect McCall's perception of blacks and education?

4. How does McCall relate what happens with the manual prison labor in Chapter 19 with his stepfather's teachings?

5. In Part I, McCall describes the power he gets from having a gun. How does this affect him?

6. What does the Cadillac symbolize for McCall's stepfather in Chapter 10 and how does it affect McCall?

7. In Chapter ,4 McCall is now in a black junior high school, but he is still the new kid; what are some things he does to help him fit in?

8. When several of McCall's friends decide to drop out of school, why does McCall stay in school?

9. In Chapter 11, McCall is hustling people and breaking into homes; why does he stop?

10. In Chapter 20 and 21, how do McCall's encounters with women affect him?

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