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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. What is the name of the school McCall's parents move him back to after he did not fit in at the white junior high school?
(a) W.E. Waters.
(b) J.L. Phillips.
(c) G.T. McClean.
(d) Tidewater.

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

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

4. In Chapter 2, readers find that the new black housing development is separated from the poor white neighborhood by what?
(a) Hatred.
(b) A swale.
(c) A highway.
(d) Race.

5. According to McCall in Chapter 9, after a boy is killed, who arrives in town with plans for war?
(a) The Army Reserve.
(b) The Black Panthers.
(c) More rival gangs.
(d) The NAACP.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 10, what does McCall successfully do with an ice cream truck?

2. Who is the person that visits McCall and McCall becomes concerned for this person's health?

3. When several of McCall's friends drop out of school, what does McCall give as his reason for staying in school?

4. McCall's stepfather takes in a child from his previous marriage who is older than McCall; what is this child's name?

5. According to McCall in Chapter 23, after making his career choice, he writes to what college?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does McCall use his new "power" of the gun when chased by group that has beaten him, and how does he feel?

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

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

4. When the new housing development is built for blacks, what does McCall describe as the stated goal and the perceived goal for this project?

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

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

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

8. In Chapter 5, how is McCall affected after being caught shoplifting?

9. From Chapter 23, how does McCall's behavior indicate his new found realization that he needs to take actions for the long term?

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

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