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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. Where does McCall visit his new daughter, as noted in Chapter 43?
2. McCall describes how he is so racially sensitive he can not enjoy an assignment covering what kind of contest?
3. In 1981, McCall begins a job with what newspaper?
4. Whose advice did McCall take when going to his boss to reveal his prison record, as noted at the end of Chapter 39?
5. What is the name of the young woman McCall is seeing that is having trouble at work because she feels inferior?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?
2. How does Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?
3. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?
4. In Chapter 35, how is McCall fitting into the mainstream?
5. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
6. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?
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 with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?
9. Why does McCall see his grandchild as a another cycle of life?
10. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
According to McCall, why do so many return to prison within five years of leaving? Why does McCall say he understands why this happens? What is going on in his life when he realizes this, and why do you think McCall does not return to prison within this time?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss the significance of McCall's approval of unusual names for black babies in relation to his need to rebel against all things mainstream.
Essay Topic 3
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.)
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