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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 Chapter 23, the college responds to McCall, telling him to do what?
(a) Send his transcripts.
(b) Try again next semester.
(c) Enter a contest.
(d) Seek help elsewhere.
2. In Chapter 11, McCall describes how he begins hustling people and then what?
(a) Stealing from his parents.
(b) Hanging out with drug dealers.
(c) Breaking into homes.
(d) Encouraging his siblings to steal.
3. Looking for something else after the scam in Chapter 16, McCall robs a McDonald's and is sentenced to how many years?
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 product.
(b) The money.
(c) The cops.
(d) The people.
5. In Chapter 4, "pimping" is a kind of what?
(a) Sexual behavior.
Short Answer Questions
1. In Part I of the book, McCall recalls a moment when this person grabbed one of his brothers and told them to "stop acting like a nigger." Who is this person?
2. In Chapter 17, McCall is taken to this place and McCall notes that how you enter this place says a lot about you; what is this place?
3. The wealthier side of the new black housing development is separated from a poorer white neighborhood which is called what?
4. In Chapter 22, McCall comes to realize that many blacks feel education has nothing to do with them so they do what?
5. Whatever McCall sells from the armed robberies is because he does not want it or because what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens with Plaz and how is McCall's stepfather involved?
2. What does the Cadillac symbolize for McCall's stepfather in Chapter 10 and how does it affect McCall?
3. Why does McCall dislike his stepfather's behavior with white people?
4. How does McCall's advancing knowledge from Jim in Chapter 22 affect McCall's perception of blacks and education?
5. Early in Part I of the book, McCall presents his "understanding" about white people which is what?
6. McCall's relationship with Elisabeth Miller keeps him off the streets but raises a different issue. Explain.
7. What does McCall realize about his life after Moses Battle teaches him how to play chess in Chapter 17?
8. Why does McCall feel he should have acted differently when he refuses work while on a prison type plantation in Chapter 19?
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. In Chapter 20 and 21, how do McCall's encounters with women affect him?
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