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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. The total mortgage and child support McCall has to pay after the divorce in Chapter 41 is how much?
(a) $1,200.
(b) $1,050.
(c) $1,500.
(d) $750.

2. Who is Danny Baum?
(a) McCall's neighbor.
(b) McCall's boss.
(c) A local politician.
(d) A white journalist.

3. In Chapter 24, what is the name of the person McCall talks about who shoots someone in the back over a basketball game?
(a) Horace.
(b) Plaz.
(c) Scobe.
(d) Billy.

4. In Chapter 40, McCall talks about the impact of what on young black men?
(a) Prison.
(b) Drugs.
(c) Music.
(d) Sex.

5. In Chapter 39, McCall interviews for a job with what newspaper?
(a) The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
(b) The Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star.
(c) The Portsmouth Courier.
(d) The Washington Post.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 36, McCall says that an old friend comes to visit who wants to escape the drug scene from where?

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

3. In Part III of the book, McCall is glad mothers are not using the names of _____.

4. In Part II of the book, McCall reflects on why many return to jail withing first ___ years of release.

5. In Chapter 30, McCall recalls that when he and his brothers were really young, their father did not show up to take them where?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?

2. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?

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

4. In Chapter 35, how is McCall fitting into the mainstream?

5. What does McCall fear about his kids from Debbie and what does he do about it, according to Chapter 34?

6. How does Stanley's visit become a turning point for McCall and the drug scene?

7. 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?

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

9. How does McCall's reaction to the watermelon eating contest assignment reflect his racial sensitivity?

10. How does McCall's relationship with his son, Monroe, compare to McCall's relationship with his biological father as described in Chapter 30?

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