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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, McCall is considering a career in either journalism or what?
(a) Literature.
(b) Psychology.
(c) Languages.
(d) Mathematics.

2. When several of McCall's friends drop out of school, what does McCall give as his reason for staying in school?
(a) Getting an education.
(b) Obeying his parents.
(c) Being close to the girls.
(d) Having access to school equipment.

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

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

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

Short Answer Questions

1. 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?

2. What is McCall doing in Chapter 15 while his relationships with family deteriorate and McCall becomes more paranoid?

3. In Part I of the book, McCall recalls a moment when this person grabbed one of his brothers and told them to "stop acting like a nigger." Who is this person?

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

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

Short Essay Questions

1. According to McCall in Chapter 6, why does he expect that his mother should have talked to her boys about sex?

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

3. How does Stanley's visit become a turning point for McCall and the drug scene?

4. What happens in Chapter 40 when McCall is challenged by another driver?

5. In Part I of the book, why does McCall think a junior high school was built near the black housing development?

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

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

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

9. In Chapter 35, how is McCall fitting into the mainstream?

10. Why does McCall feel he should have acted differently when he refuses work while on a prison type plantation in Chapter 19?

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