All Over but the Shoutin' Quiz | Eight Week Quiz A

Rick Bragg
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This quiz consists of 5 multiple choice and 5 short answer questions through Prologue.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. What did Rick's mother do without so that her boys could have school clothes?
(a) New shoes.
(b) Sweets.
(c) A new dress.
(d) A nice house.

2. How long did Rick put off writing his book?
(a) Ten years.
(b) Fifteen years.
(c) Five years.
(d) Twenty years.

3. What did the redbird do that makes Rick question life?
(a) It flew into a glass door.
(b) It attacked its own reflection.
(c) It threw its baby from the nest.
(d) It hurled itself into a pool.

4. What was Rick's mother's response when he asked her if he could write the book?
(a) "Tell the truth in it, son."
(b) " Why would you want to tell our story?"
(c) "Whatever you think best, son."
(d) "Write it; I sat quiet for fifty years."

5. What does Rick Bragg mostly write about as a reporter?
(a) Politics.
(b) Death.
(c) Washington.
(d) War.

Short Answer Questions

1. What does Rick hope his story will accomplish?

2. What bet did Uncle Jimbo win for twenty dollars?

3. What famous singer did grandma tell Rick that she met before he died?

4. What did Aunt Mary Jo take the children out for to eat?

5. What did Rick's grandmother die from?

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