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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 Part I of the book, McCall reveals that the reason he starts to steal is not for anything he needs but rather for what?
(a) To fit in.
(b) A rite of passage.
(c) Because his friends wanted him to do it.
(d) Because his friends did it.

2. 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) 12.
(d) 30.

3. In Chapter ,1 McCall and his friends are what age when they attack another young boy?
(a) Adults.
(b) Middle school age.
(c) Elementary school age.
(d) Teenagers.

4. What is the name of the girl crowned homecoming queen in Chapter 13?
(a) Elisabeth.
(b) Denise.
(c) Debbie.
(d) Valerie.

5. Who, according to McCall in Chapter 10, backs up his alibi when McCall needs one?
(a) His father.
(b) His mother.
(c) His girlfriend.
(d) His oldest brother.

Short Answer Questions

1. When McCall writes to the college in Chapter 23, he explains his situation and asks for what?

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

3. What is the name of the boy shot in McCall's front yard?

4. In Chapter 14, McCall considers that he got a light sentence for shooting a man because the man's life was worth so little and because McCall did so well in what?

5. In Chapter 23, McCall finds himself transferred to St. Bride's which is what type of place?

Short Essay Questions

1. In Part I, why does McCall envy the dirty white children running around in a restaurant?

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

3. Why is McCall relieved when he is realizes he will have to serve at least 18 months in jail of his sentence of several years for robbing McDonald's?

4. 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?

5. 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?

6. Why does McCall refer to the fighting of whites and among groups and gangs, in Chapter 7 as "dress rehearsal?"

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

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

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

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

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