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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. As McCall describes his feelings about his assignments in Chapter 29, he reveals that these people are not objective but have feelings and opinions about everything.
2. Chapter 25 opens with McCall entering what?
3. After McCall meets up with his biological father again in Chapter 30, McCall's father tells him to call when he wants to do what?
4. In Chapter 26, a college professor introduces McCall to what religion?
5. In the beginning of Chapter 29, McCall quotes that he never expected going into the system would make him what?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens when McCall deals with the question of whether to abort his own child and an assignment in Chapter 31?
2. How does McCall deal with his friends' suspicions about his "good fortune" in Part II of the book?
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 happens in Chapter 40 when McCall is challenged by another driver?
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. Why does McCall feel like a slave on an auction block in Chapter 27?
7. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
8. How does Stanley's visit become a turning point for McCall and the drug scene?
9. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?
10. How does Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does the clash between McCall and his stepfather about work and keeping a job in Part I of the book, reflect each of their views on dealing with white people? (First explain both points of view.)
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 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?
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