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. McCall is challenged one day while he is out doing what, as noted in Chapter 40?

2. Besides McCall's friends, who helps raise bail money in Chapter 42?

3. Whose high school graduation does McCall note in Chapter 43?

4. McCall gives the keynote address at his ___ year high school reunion.

5. In Chapter 31, McCall begins dating what girl who becomes pregnant after a few months?

Short Essay Questions

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

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

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

4. What does McCall say about drugs and the young black man in Chapter 40?

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

6. What happens in Chapter 40 when McCall is challenged by another driver?

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

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

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

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

Essay Topics

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

How does McCall's driving around and never finding his friends serve as an analogy of his life up to this point? Be specific and support with details from McCall's life up to this point.

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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