Mid-Book Test - Hard
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This quiz consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. Who does McCall ask to marry him but he is moved to Southampton before the ceremony can take place?
2. In Chapter 11, McCall describes how he begins hustling people and then what?
3. McCall is fired from what kind of job after a confrontation with a supervisor?
4. In Chapter 22, McCall comes to realize that many blacks feel education has nothing to do with them so they do what?
5. What does McCall reveal to enjoy about school besides the reason he gives his friends for staying in school?
Short Essay Questions
1. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
2. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?
3. Why does McCall dislike his stepfather's behavior with white people?
4. 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?
5. What does McCall fear about his kids from Debbie and what does he do about it, according to Chapter 34?
6. According to McCall in Chapter 6, why does he expect that his mother should have talked to her boys about sex?
7. How does Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?
8. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?
9. How does McCall respond after going to a party in a hostile neighborhood unarmed with his friends and losing one of their own after fleeing shots from rival group?
10. Why does McCall refer to the fighting of whites and among groups and gangs, in Chapter 7 as "dress rehearsal?"
In Chapter 14, McCall shoots a man who had once raped and is now harassing Elisabeth. How does the system handle McCall and this crime and how does this compare to how something like this might be handled in today's system with a shooter like McCall and a man like Plaz? Consider the type of threat to Elisabeth as an influencing factor as well.
Discuss the significance of McCall's approval of unusual names for black babies in relation to his need to rebel against all things mainstream.
In Part I of the book there are several instances that support the theme of juvenile invincibility that is felt by a young McCall and and his friends. Discuss this theme and provide details from Part I that illustrate this feeling of invincibility among McCall and other young boys described by McCall during this part of his life. What were the more effective glimpses into this mentality provided by McCall in this part of the book and why?
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