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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. When McCall writes to the college in Chapter 23, he explains his situation and asks for what?
(a) A new start.
(b) An internship.
(c) Current catalogs.
(d) A job.

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

3. 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) Tidewater.
(b) W.E. Waters.
(c) G.T. McClean.
(d) J.L. Phillips.

4. McCall briefly turns to selling drugs but stops, admitting in Chapter 15 that besides the pitfalls McCall can't track what well enough to make money?
(a) The cops.
(b) The people.
(c) The product.
(d) The money.

5. What is the name of the book that eventually turns McCall on to religion?
(a) The Bible.
(b) Malcolm X.
(c) As a Man Thinketh.
(d) The Rebel Jesus.

Short Answer Questions

1. Turning to armed robbery in Chapter 11, McCall takes several things from his victims, except what?

2. How many bedrooms does the new housing development home have?

3. After someone McCall knows is shot by a homeowner while breaking into a home, what does McCall do?

4. Who is assaulted by several guys before she and McCall consummate the act?

5. What kind of vehicle does McCall's stepfather drive that is also a cause for tension at McCall's job?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

2. 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?

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

4. 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?

5. In Part I, McCall describes the power he gets from having a gun. How does this affect him?

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

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

8. In the opening chapter when McCall, along with others, is beating the young white boy, what is going on in McCall's head?

9. In Chapter 19, how and why do McCall's inmates decorate their cells?

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

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