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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. What is the name of the co-worker's girlfriend that McCall befriends in Chapter 37?
2. In Part III of the book, this co-worker, whom McCall befriends, is of what faith?
3. Which one of McCall's kids come to live with him in Chapter 43?
4. McCall is challenged one day while he is out doing what, as noted in Chapter 40?
5. Who is Danny Baum?
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 Danny's driving curiosity about race affect his relationship with McCall?
3. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?
4. Why does McCall feel like a slave on an auction block in Chapter 27?
5. Why do friends and family have to help McCall when he goes to visit his kids in Atlanta, in Chapter 42?
6. What happens with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?
7. How does McCall proceed with the advice he got from Milton regarding his prison record during the Washington Post interview?
8. 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?
9. Why does McCall feel he is bringing another child into a world of pain and strife (Chapter 32)?
10. How is McCall's life after being released from St Brides like starting life over?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does Stanley's visit and the resulting scenes and events in McCall's life facilitate McCall's decision to leave behind drug use from this point forward? How does this turning point reflect other changes that occurred in McCall's life during this time as well (family, career)?
Essay Topic 2
In Part I of the book there are several instances that support the theme of juvenile invincibility that is felt by a young McCall and and his friends. Discuss this theme and provide details from Part I that illustrate this feeling of invincibility among McCall and other young boys described by McCall during this part of his life. What were the more effective glimpses into this mentality provided by McCall in this part of the book and why?
Essay Topic 3
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?
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