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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. How does McCall feel about the trip his co-worker and girlfriend are soon to embark?
2. In Chapter 30, McCall begins to connect with whom but then this person has to move?
3. In Chapter 33, what family member's funeral does McCall attend?
4. By the end of Chapter 29, McCall realizes that it is too much for him to have to keep confronting his ____ so he decides he needs to make a deep change.
5. In Chapter 27, McCall has a dinner job interview with an editor and afterward wants to go somewhere "really" what to feel better?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why is McCall now afraid of the people with whom he was once so comfortable?
2. What happens in Chapter 40 when McCall is challenged by another driver?
3. Why does McCall see his grandchild as a another cycle of life?
4. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?
5. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?
6. How does McCall deal with his friends' suspicions about his "good fortune" in Part II of the book?
7. Later, in Chapter 34, McCall pressures Debbie to abort their second child but why is McCall glad the abortion did not happen?
8. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
9. What does McCall fear about his kids from Debbie and what does he do about it, according to Chapter 34?
10. How does McCall proceed with the advice he got from Milton regarding his prison record during the Washington Post interview?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
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.
Essay Topic 2
In Part I of the book, McCall describes his decision to steal as a rite of passage. What is a rite of passage, and how does McCall's decision to take from others constitute such a reference?
Essay Topic 3
Looking at Part III of the book, highlight examples of McCall's race sensitivity as well as when he let it overcome him and when he stepped back and did not let it cloud his decisions.
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