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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. During one of the clashes in Chapter 9, the police arrive and a boy by what name is killed?
(a) Bimbo.
(b) Billy.
(c) Prairie Dog.
(d) Dwight.

2. Besides McCall's brothers, stepfather and mother, who else lives with the family when they move into their new housing development home?
(a) Bampoose.
(b) J.L.
(c) Debbie.
(d) Liz.

3. Who does McCall shoot in the chest after he taunt's McCall's son's mother?
(a) Horace.
(b) Shelley.
(c) Bimbo.
(d) Plaz.

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?
(a) Helping his parents.
(b) First year of college.
(c) Raising his son.
(d) Keeping a job.

5. What kind of vehicle does McCall's stepfather drive that is also a cause for tension at McCall's job?
(a) An Eldorado.
(b) A work truck.
(c) An Oldsmobile.
(d) A Cadillac.

Short Answer Questions

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

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

3. McCall meets a man named Moses Battle who teaches MCall how to do what?

4. According to McCall in Chapter 9, after a boy is killed, who arrives in town with plans for war?

5. Looking for something else after the scam in Chapter 16, McCall robs a McDonald's and is sentenced to how many years?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

9. 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?

10. How does McCall relate what happens with the manual prison labor in Chapter 19 with his stepfather's teachings?

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