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

2. From where is McCall released in February 1978?
(a) Medical supervision.
(b) Prison.
(c) Current newspaper assignment.
(d) Military duty.

3. After someone McCall knows is shot by a homeowner while breaking into a home, what does McCall do?
(a) Run.
(b) Hide.
(c) Quit.
(d) Shoot the homeowner.

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 highway.
(c) A swale.
(d) Race.

5. Even being on the honor roll and adults pulling for his academic success is not enough to pull McCall from his old life, so in Chapter 14 McCall describes going to his college classes ___ or not showing up at all.
(a) Unprepared.
(b) High.
(c) Angry.
(d) Late.

Short Answer Questions

1. McCall is fired from what kind of job after a confrontation with a supervisor?

2. In Chapter 7, McCall likens all the fighting between groups, gangs, and others as what?

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

4. In Chapter 20, McCall is hurt when the mother of his son announces she is doing what?

5. What is the name of the girl crowned homecoming queen in Chapter 13?

Short Essay Questions

1. What scam do Elisabeth and McCall run in Chapter 15?

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

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

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

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

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

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