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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 24, McCall describes how he has come to appreciate the small things, after arriving home from St. Bride's with whom?
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 Chapter 33, what family member's funeral does McCall attend?
4. To whom is McCall married and they agree to remain so despite problems, according to McCall in Chapter 38?
5. The total mortgage and child support McCall has to pay after the divorce in Chapter 41 is how much?
Short Essay Questions
1. Why does McCall see his grandchild as a another cycle of life?
2. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?
3. Later, in Chapter 34, McCall pressures Debbie to abort their second child but why is McCall glad the abortion did not happen?
4. How does Debbie's mom respond to the African name chosen for their first son and why does McCall insist on the African name?
5. How does the fellowship program in Missouri help McCall deal with his racial sensitivity?
6. How is McCall's life after being released from St Brides like starting life over?
7. 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?
8. How does McCall's reaction to the watermelon eating contest assignment reflect his racial sensitivity?
9. Why is McCall now afraid of the people with whom he was once so comfortable?
10. How does Stanley's visit become a turning point for McCall and the drug scene?
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
In Part II of the book, how does McCall's incarceration and the people he meets while incarcerated affect his thinking and perceptions? Use specific examples and explain why chose those examples.
Essay Topic 3
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)?
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