Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In Chapter 34, McCall moves out and begins doing what?

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

3. In the beginning of Chapter 29, McCall quotes that he never expected going into the system would make him what?

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

5. After St. Brides, McCall has a probation officer constantly telling him what?

Short Essay Questions

1. Why does McCall enjoy the small things in Chapter 24?

2. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?

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

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

5. 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?

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

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

8. How does Debbie's mom respond to the African name chosen for their first son and why does McCall insist on the African name?

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

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

Essay Topics

Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:

Essay Topic 1

How does Stanley's visit and the resulting scenes and events in McCall's life facilitate McCall's decision to leave behind drug use from this point forward? How does this turning point reflect other changes that occurred in McCall's life during this time as well (family, career)?

Essay Topic 2

How are the people in McCall's life, outside of the prison, affected by his incarceration? (His son, Elisabeth, his parents, siblings, grandmother, etc.)

Essay Topic 3

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.

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