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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. In Chapter 27, McCall has graduated from college and is looking for a job but he has two strikes against him, one being what?
2. In Chapter 30, McCall recalls that when he and his brothers were really young, their father did not show up to take them where?
3. In the beginning of Chapter 29, McCall quotes that he never expected going into the system would make him what?
4. In Chapter 34, the mother of McCall's kids threatens to move back to where?
5. Once hired by the newspaper, McCall describes being uncomfortable working what assignment?
Short Essay Questions
1. What happens with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?
2. How does McCall proceed with the advice he got from Milton regarding his prison record during the Washington Post interview?
3. What does McCall say about drugs and the young black man in Chapter 40?
4. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?
5. Later, in Chapter 34, McCall pressures Debbie to abort their second child but why is McCall glad the abortion did not happen?
6. Why does McCall feel like a slave on an auction block in Chapter 27?
7. Why are Debbie's parents happy about the pregnancy, while McCall's parents are not in Chapter 32?
8. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?
9. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?
10. Why does McCall see his grandchild as a another cycle of life?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
In Chapter 12 explain the messages in the movies "Superfly" and "The Mack" and how these messages affect McCall and his friends. What does McCall note about the movies that he just lets go right by him?
Essay Topic 2
Discuss how McCall's actions/behaviors in Chapters 1 though 5 illustrate or embody his fears?
Essay Topic 3
Discuss the significance of McCall's approval of unusual names for black babies in relation to his need to rebel against all things mainstream.
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