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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. Whose high school graduation does McCall note in Chapter 43?
(a) His grandchild.
(b) Monroe.
(c) His own.
(d) His oldest daughter.

2. By the end of Chapter 29, McCall realizes that it is too much for him to have to keep confronting his ____ so he decides he needs to make a deep change.
(a) Past.
(b) Ex-wife.
(c) Parents.
(d) Son.

3. In Chapter 30, McCall recalls that when he and his brothers were really young, their father did not show up to take them where?
(a) Swimming.
(b) Fishing.
(c) Skating.
(d) Shopping.

4. In 1981, McCall begins a job with what newspaper?
(a) The Washington Post.
(b) The Spartan Echo.
(c) The Portsmouth Courier.
(d) The Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star.

5. The couple McCall befriends in Chapter 37 will soon be going to what country?
(a) Africa.
(b) France.
(c) Cuba.
(d) Ireland.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 26, McCall joins this organization due to his professor's influence.

2. In Chapter 38, after a change in the newspaper McCall receives what?

3. What is the name of the co-worker's girlfriend that McCall befriends in Chapter 37?

4. Who pressures McCall to marry the young woman he is seeing who is having trouble at her job because of feelings of inferiority?

5. Which brother, according to McCall in Chapter 40, continues to drain his parents' resources?

Short Essay Questions

1. How does the fellowship program in Missouri help McCall deal with his racial sensitivity?

2. Later, in Chapter 34, McCall pressures Debbie to abort their second child but why is McCall glad the abortion did not happen?

3. What happens with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?

4. How does McCall proceed with the advice he got from Milton regarding his prison record during the Washington Post interview?

5. How is McCall's life after being released from St Brides like starting life over?

6. How does McCall's decision to do the right thing and not worry about what people think about him in Part II illustrate McCall's growth and maturity?

7. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?

8. Why is McCall now afraid of the people with whom he was once so comfortable?

9. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?

10. Why does McCall feel like a slave on an auction block in Chapter 27?

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