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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 one of the clashes between the poor white neighborhood and the new black housing development, what happens to a young black girl?
(a) She gets lost.
(b) She dies.
(c) She runs away.
(d) She suffers permanent brain damage.

2. In Chapter 7, what is the name of the young man that fights McCall to "toughen" him up?
(a) Prairie Dog.
(b) Billy.
(c) Bimbo.
(d) Horace.

3. 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) High.
(b) Angry.
(c) Late.
(d) Unprepared.

4. McCall's stepfather takes in a child from his previous marriage who is older than McCall; what is this child's name?
(a) Billy.
(b) Dwight.
(c) Bryan Keith.
(d) Junnie.

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

Short Answer Questions

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

2. Because his parents can not afford anything different, McCall chooses to go to what college?

3. How old was McCall's mother when she began her relationship with McCall's biological father?

4. In Chapter 23, what is the name of the former teacher McCall encounters and wishes to tell that his lessons made a difference?

5. In Chapter 23, McCall is introduced to the fundamentals of what religion?

Short Essay Questions

1. 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?

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

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

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

5. Why do McCall and his stepfather clash about work in Chapter 10?

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

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

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

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

10. Why does McCall feel he should have acted differently when he refuses work while on a prison type plantation in Chapter 19?

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