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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. When having lunch with a white person, McCall notes that he never orders what?
2. What is the name of the co-worker's girlfriend that McCall befriends in Chapter 37?
3. After the divorce in Chapter 41, McCall receives a call from where about a job interview?
4. In Chapter 31, McCall begins dating what girl who becomes pregnant after a few months?
5. When McCall is confronted about leaving his prison record off of his application, what does he do in Chapter 39?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does McCall deal with his friends' suspicions about his "good fortune" in Part II of the book?
2. How does McCall's relationship with his son, Monroe, compare to McCall's relationship with his biological father as described in Chapter 30?
3. How does Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?
4. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
5. Why does McCall enjoy the small things in Chapter 24?
6. What happens with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?
7. What happens when McCall deals with the question of whether to abort his own child and an assignment in Chapter 31?
8. What happens in Chapter 40 when McCall is challenged by another driver?
9. How does the fellowship program in Missouri help McCall deal with his racial sensitivity?
10. 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?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 34, McCall talks about the pressure not to marry Debbie and his idea that the marriage will legitimize things. Explain circumstances. Discuss how the the pressure to not marry and McCall's perception of "legitimization" compare to McCall's decisions in earlier years on the streets and in the prison.
Essay Topic 2
In Chapters 35 through 39, McCall encounters trendy blacks, advice from Milton Campbell, reaction of fellow journalists in Missouri and Danny his co-worker. How does each of these situations affect McCall's perceptions about race? What challenges him? What changes him? Why?
Essay Topic 3
In Part II of the book, how does McCall's incarceration and the people he meets while incarcerated affect his thinking and perceptions? Use specific examples and explain why chose those examples.
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