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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 39, McCall describes his participation in a minorities and workplace racism fellowship which was held at which university?
2. In Chapter 34, McCall moves out and begins doing what?
3. McCall describes how he is so racially sensitive he can not enjoy an assignment covering what kind of contest?
4. After McCall meets up with his biological father again in Chapter 30, McCall's father tells him to call when he wants to do what?
5. McCall picks what middle name for the child he is expecting in Chapter 32?
Short Essay Questions
1. How does McCall's reaction to the watermelon eating contest assignment reflect his racial sensitivity?
2. Why doesn't McCall trust anyone at the Virginia Pilot-Ledger Star where he works?
3. Why do Debbie and McCall work on staying married?
4. In Part III, what relationship does McCall have with his editor?
5. Why are Debbie's parents happy about the pregnancy, while McCall's parents are not in Chapter 32?
6. What happens with the divorce from Debbie in Chapter 41?
7. How is McCall's life after being released from St Brides like starting life over?
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. What does McCall like about Islam according to Chapter 26?
10. Why does McCall feel he is bringing another child into a world of pain and strife (Chapter 32)?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
How does McCall's driving around and never finding his friends serve as an analogy of his life up to this point? Be specific and support with details from McCall's life up to this point.
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
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.
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