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

2. McCall learns a lot from a man named Jim who has been _______ for more than a decade.
(a) Military service.
(b) Disabled.
(c) Incarcerated.
(d) Teaching.

3. In Chapter 9, McCall is arrested for possession of what?
(a) Cocaine.
(b) Sawed-off shot gun.
(c) Marijuana.
(d) Heroin.

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

5. In Chapter 3, McCall talks about his family, including his two full bothers whose names are what?
(a) Billy and Dwight.
(b) Junnie and Dwight.
(c) Billy and Junnie.
(d) Bryan Keith and Billy.

Short Answer Questions

1. As the new kid in the black junior high school, McCall is introduced to the term "getting clean" which means what?

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

3. McCall briefly turns to selling drugs but stops, admitting in Chapter 15 that besides the pitfalls McCall can't track what well enough to make money?

4. In Chapter 18, McCall is able to discover literature relevant to his life and pass the time, when he is in what place?

5. In one of the clashes between the poor white neighborhood and the new black housing development, what happens to a young black girl?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does McCall's reaction to the watermelon eating contest assignment reflect his racial sensitivity?

2. How does McCall deal with his friends' suspicions about his "good fortune" in Part II of the book?

3. While driving around after graduation and not finding place to meet up with friends, what does McCall mean when he cites this driving around as an analogy of his life at this point?

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

5. In Chapter 19, how and why do McCall's inmates decorate their cells?

6. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?

7. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?

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

9. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?

10. Why does McCall feel he is bringing another child into a world of pain and strife (Chapter 32)?

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