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. When having lunch with a white person, McCall notes that he never orders what?

2. When McCall is confronted about leaving his prison record off of his application, what does he do in Chapter 39?

3. What is McCall's biological father's name?

4. Who pressures McCall to marry the young woman he is seeing who is having trouble at her job because of feelings of inferiority?

5. In Chapter 39, McCall interviews for a job with what newspaper?

Short Essay Questions

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

2. 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?

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

4. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?

5. What does McCall fear about his kids from Debbie and what does he do about it, according to Chapter 34?

6. How does Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?

7. Why does McCall feel he is bringing another child into a world of pain and strife (Chapter 32)?

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

9. How does the fellowship program in Missouri help McCall deal with his racial sensitivity?

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

McCall is being beaten by the Cherry Boys and realizes they have no idea when or if they have gone too far in the beating, causing permanent damage or killing him. How does McCall's thoughts about this beating in Chapter 8 compare with his thoughts in Chapter 1 when they beat the white boy on the bicycle?

Essay Topic 2

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.

Essay Topic 3

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.

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