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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. Looking for something else after the scam in Chapter 16, McCall robs a McDonald's and is sentenced to how many years?
(a) 25.
(b) 15.
(c) 30.
(d) 12.

2. As McCall learns more about what process, he finally makes a career choice?
(a) Printing.
(b) Educational.
(c) Business systems.
(d) Writing.

3. In Chapter 21, McCall writes about his sexual frustration, describing how rival gangs even fight over someone whose name is what?
(a) Pauline.
(b) Valerie.
(c) Denise.
(d) Abby.

4. At one point in Chapter 6, McCall describes "trains" as what?
(a) Gang Bangs.
(b) Drive-bys from rival gangs.
(c) Long trips.
(d) New city buses.

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

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 5, McCall is sent into the juvenile court system after he is caught doing what with his friends?

2. In Chapter 17, McCall is taken to this place and McCall notes that how you enter this place says a lot about you; what is this place?

3. In Part I of the book, McCall reveals that the reason he starts to steal is not for anything he needs but rather for what?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. In the opening chapter when McCall, along with others, is beating the young white boy, what is going on in McCall's head?

2. Why does McCall dislike his stepfather's behavior with white people?

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

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

5. What does McCall realize about his life after Moses Battle teaches him how to play chess in Chapter 17?

6. How does McCall and Elisabeth's scam affect them and the neighborhood?

7. McCall's relationship with Elisabeth Miller keeps him off the streets but raises a different issue. Explain.

8. In Chapter 22, why is McCall hurt by his friends' actions while he is in prison?

9. How does McCall respond after going to a party in a hostile neighborhood unarmed with his friends and losing one of their own after fleeing shots from rival group?

10. 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?

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