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

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

3. Why did Rick tell his family's story?
(a) To make himself feel better.
(b) To make his brothers feel better.
(c) To forgive his father.
(d) To record his mother's sacrifices.

4. What did Aunt Gracie tell the children that the chicken was that was cooking?
(a) Buzzard.
(b) Crow.
(c) Pidgeon.
(d) Eel.

5. What does Rick say about this book?
(a) That everyone should read it.
(b) That it is not important.
(c) That he wrote it for himself.
(d) That it is a story meant only for his family.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. What war was Rick's father in?

3. What did Rick's mother do without so that her boys could have school clothes?

4. What is the last line of the Prologue?

5. What does Rick say of the errors that occur in his story?

(see the answer key)

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